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Anyone know the Torque for 289 front assembly components

Discussion in 'Engine, Transmission/Axle & Driveline/Axle' started by 67-Fairlane Tim, Jun 26, 2020.

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    67-Fairlane Tim Member

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    94671C44-DBF3-4985-9F7E-0E7EE8DF6E46.jpeg Hi,
    I am putting the water pump, pulley and fan back on my rebuilt 289 and I was wondering if anyone knew where I could find info on the appropriate amount of torque for the bolts.

    Any help would be appreciated
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    I looked pretty much everywhere and couldn't find a spec
    You may have to get a shop manual on that
    Myself I just snugged them up nice and evenly and when from there
    You could go to a site like AutoZone and create an account
    Using your serial number and then join All-Data
    But that will only give you specs on the original parts
    If you are modified it won't help
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    Thank you Dominick, I will do that.

    As for making them snug... my lack of mechanical experience has shown I tend to over tighten... as I had to spend a week trying to get a twisted off bolt out of my transmission :). Fortunately, I was able to get it out with an easy out vs dropping the transmission.

    A lot of learning for me! LOL,
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    Snug to me is like on a part like a water pump is just start all the bolts in finger tight
    and then using 3/8 drive run a pattern go in a top to bottom right to left pattern
    Don't use a tool that will help you break or stretch a bolt
    Do that until you can feel tension in your muscles
    then stop
    you may do that more than once to make sure you haven't missed a bolt
    BTW
    I bet you everyone has broken a bolt off in their life time
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    torque on those bolts will be based on size. you will likely need an inch pound torque wrench
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    Great tips and advice!
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    I do have a torque wrench however I am not quite sure I understand how to calculate the torque based on size. Can you give me an example? Is it the size of the bolt, length of the bolt, type of material and or type of bolt?
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    google standard bolt torque
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    8D35D22C-7ADE-421C-8DED-993C4D8A0203.jpeg Got what I needed! Cheers
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