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Old 02-12-2005, 02:12 PM   #1
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Default 5.0 torque specs heads intake upper lower

im trying to put my engine back together i need the torque specs for the heads and intake upper and lower for my 88 5.0
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Old 02-12-2005, 02:22 PM   #2
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from my '88 shop manual the specs are: cylinder heads - torque in two steps, 1st step 55-65 ft-lbs, 2nd step 65-72 ft-lbs.
intake manifold to cylinder head bolts - 23-25 ft-lbs. with a note to re-torque with the engine hot
upper intake manifold to lower- 12-18 ft-lbs.
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Old 02-12-2005, 02:29 PM   #3
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thanks roundman can i put the push rods in at the same time as the head go on witout loosing off the rockers
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Old 02-12-2005, 02:34 PM   #4
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NO, don't even try doing this!!! remove the rockers completely and install the heads and torque them down to specs using new head bolts as the factory bolts are "torque to yield" bolts which are only good for one use. then install the pushrods and the rockers and torque the rockers to spec and then install the lower intake.
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Old 02-12-2005, 02:41 PM   #5
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i was told that 92 and up i cant use the original bolts but mine i could
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Old 02-12-2005, 03:17 PM   #6
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Default RE: 5.0 torque specs heads intake upper lower

You might be right as I've looked back in the shop manual and it doesn't say anything about not re-using the head bolts for the '88 model year 5.0 but I know I've read that stuff about torque to yield bolts for so long I thought it applied to all 5.0's, not just the newer ones.
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Old 02-12-2005, 03:24 PM   #7
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What do you set the rocker arms at when you put them back on?
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Old 02-12-2005, 03:46 PM   #8
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18-25 ft-lbs.
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Tourqe to yeild bolts were used on fords aluminum head engines. The cast iron head engines used re-usable headbolts.
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Old 02-12-2005, 08:33 PM   #12
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I wouldnt even torque the intake bolts i would just hand tighten them... Just make sure you get them tight... The head torque is 70 on the bottom of the head and 80 on the top(ending torque work your way up)(on a cast iron head)... Hope this helps... Be very carefull if you do deside to use a torquewrench on the intake...
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ohh and use a tap on the threads, and some oil on the bolts to get an accurate reading with the torque wrench!!!
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You should also put some teflon sealer or some other nonharding sealer on the lower head bolts threds as they go into the water passages and will leak water.
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ive got bigger problems now the previous owner left a broken off head bolt in the block and i cant get it out and i drilled it and broke a easy out off in the hole[:@]
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Old 02-13-2005, 01:55 AM   #16
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fairly easy to fix, drill out that easy out (concrete drills work) and do it again using a bigger easy out, if of course you didn't use too big of an easy out in the first place.
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