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Rod cap torque?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by southernspeed, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. southernspeed

    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I need the proper torque setting for big end bearing rod cap nuts. My book says 45ft/lbs but the bearing manufacturer's book says 25ft/lbs.
    Anybody know for sure? No speculation please....I can do that!!:D
     
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    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    its 45 ft/lbs
     
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    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    maybe they say 25. and want you to measure stretch?
     
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    Which engine are you working on? If it's a SBC other than a 283 or 327 small journal then it's 45 ft. lbs.
     
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    It is a 350. I've always done 45ft/lbs before and it's been ok but just wanted to check. Thanks guys!
     

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