SBC Torque Specs

Fastener

Torque

Lube?

rod cap (11/32")
35 ft-lb
oil
rod cap (3/8")
45 ft-lb
oil
main cap (2-bolt)
70 ft-lb
assembly lube
main cap (4-bolt inner)
75 ft-lb
assembly lube
main cap (4-bolt outer)
65 ft-lb
assembly lube
oil pump bolt
65 ft-lb
oil
heads
60-70 ft-lb
sealant
cam sprocket
20 ft-lb
thread locker
rocker arm studs
50 ft-lb
sealant
oil pan
12 ft-lb
oil
timing chain cover
6 ft-lb
oil
valve cover
3 ft-lb
oil
intake manifold
25-30 ft-lb
anti-sieze
exhaust manifold
20 ft-lb
anti-sieze
crank snout
60 ft-lb
oil
spark plugs
15-25 ft-lb
dry
flywheel/flexplate
60 ft-lb
thread locker
pressure plate
35 ft-lb
thread locker

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