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Old 04-29-2012, 05:51 AM   #1
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This afternoon ill be tearing in my 96 v6 to replace the intake manifold gasket and a few ither gaskets, now I can seem to find a site that has the exact spec, some say 78 inch pounds and ithers say 98 inch pounds, so does anyone know what the actual spec is, also my friend managed to blow the tranny out if his 03 f150 and I was going to see if I could buy the engine to put in my 83 mustang, nit its got the triton v8, so question is, is this motor any giid and what manuel tranny will bolt to other then the auto that it comes with? Thanks for any info given.
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:44 AM   #2
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Re: Need torque specs

Google "Ford Essex 3.8L V6 specs" or check out the other forums "STICKY's"
I am at work for 12 hours, if no answer for you by then, I'll break out the Chilton Book for ya.
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Taken from VAP Auto 96-98 Intake Spacer Instructions.

Once all of the bolts are finger tight, torque them down in 3 steps in the order shown in the illustration. (go to http://www.vapauto.com/spacers2.htm to download instructions and see the illustration)

Ford recommends tightening them down to 53 in/lbs, then 71 in/lbs and then to give them an additional 90-degree turn. You just want the bolts to be tight. You don't need an air gun for this!!! 71 in/lbs is not much, so be careful you don't strip the bolt holes, break the bolt heads off or crack the manifold.

When installed my Windstar intake I bought a small in/lb torque wrench simply because I am that guy that will use any excuse to go buy new tools.
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:59 PM   #4
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Ya I went and bought some new tools also,( nothing better then having bright new tools) I am having a hard time getting the intake off due to rust, im soaking it in liquid wrench and so far I was able to get three out so by tomorrow I should be able to get the rest off
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This afternoon ill be tearing in my 96 v6 to replace the intake manifold gasket and a few ither gaskets, now I can seem to find a site that has the exact spec, some say 78 inch pounds and ithers say 98 inch pounds, so does anyone know what the actual spec is, also my friend managed to blow the tranny out if his 03 f150 and I was going to see if I could buy the engine to put in my 83 mustang, nit its got the triton v8, so question is, is this motor any giid and what manuel tranny will bolt to other then the auto that it comes with? Thanks for any info given.
Intake manifold to cylinder head bolts: 18Ft-lbs
Two small bolts71-106 in-lbs
(1998 & older) all bolts: 89 in-lbs
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I went to torque the bolts down to 89 inch ponds and the bolt snapped and thank god I got it out of the block, is the bolts just weak or again am I doing this wrong

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When I took the intake manifold off.it came off really easy like it didnt take much to spin them
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Make sure you are Doing in lbs not ft lbs. Most torque wrenches measure in ft lbs

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89 in pounds is equal to about 8 ft lbs. Take in in lbs and divide by 12 for ft lbs
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Ya it reads inch pounds
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Old 05-04-2012, 01:13 PM   #9
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I'd say replace all your bolts and use a tap to check the threads on the manifold make sure nothing got chewed up
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