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Old 02-06-2009, 01:13 PM   #1
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Does anybody know what to torque the spark plugs at?

I also have a cracked Drivers side manifold i do plan on replacing this when spring comes around. Does anyone have suggestions.. I have heard that the studs sometime snap. what's the torque on that i forget offhand..

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torque , just snug is fine, prolly 25-30 ft/lbs not tight at all on aluminum heads, the aluminum will swell and they will be a pita to take back out.
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17ish ft pounds is usually the number recommended. Basically, go till they feel tight with the ratchet, then go 1/8-1/4 turn.
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3.8L Torque Specs
Camshft sprocket bolt 30-36 ft/lbs
Camshaft thrust plate bolts 72-120 in/lbs
Crankshaft pulley to vibration damper bolts 20-28 ft/lbs
Cylinder head bolts
-1994 to 1995
--Step 1 15 ft/lbs
--Step 2 29 ft/lbs
--Step 3 37 ft/lbs
--Step 4 Loosen 2 full turns (from this point on, work with one bolt at a time)
--Step 5 (Long bolts) 11-19 ft/lbs
--Step 5 (Short bolts) 7-15 ft/lbs
--Step 6 Tighten additional 90 degrees
-1996-later
--Step 1 15 ft/lbs
--Step 2 29 ft/lbs
--Step 3 36 ft/lbs
--Step 4 Loosen 2 full turns (from this point on, work with one bolt at a time)
--Step 5 (Long bolts) 29-37 ft/lbs
--Step 5 (Short bolts) 11-18 ft/lbs
--Step 6 Tighten additional 180 degrees
Exhaust manifold bolts 23-26 ft/lbs
Flywheel mounting bolts 54-64 ft/lbs
Intake manifold to cylinder head bolts
Oil pan mounting bolts 84-108 in/lbs
Oil pump and filter body to front cover
8mm bolt 17-23 ft/lbs
6mm bolt 72-96 in/lbs
Rocker arm fulcrum bolts
-1994 to 1995
--Step 1 44 in/lbs
--Step 2 19-25 ft/lbs
-1996-later
--Step 1 44 in/lbs
--Step 2 22-29 ft/lbs
-1994 to 1995
--Step 1 96 in/lbs
--Step 2 15 ft/lbs
-1996-later
--Step 1 72 in/lbs
--Step 2 108 in/lbs
Spark plugs 7-14 ft/lbs
Timing chain cover to block bolts 15-22 ft/lbs
Valve cover bolts 72-108 in/lbs
Vibration damper bolt 103-132 ft/lbs
Water pump to timing chain cover bolts 15-22 ft/lbs
Wheel lug nuts 85-105 ft/lbs
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re: torque

i never torque them, i just know how tight.
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i never torque them, i just know how tight.
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LOL i just realized i spelled torque wrong Oh well.. TY for all the replies!
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oh.. I forgot to ask...What is the gap on the plugs for the v6. what plug would you recommend? i was thinking Autolites or Ngk's.
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Answer

I just changed mine and the sticker on the hood says .052 to .056 and the guy at the parts store said shoot for .054

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edit: and i would go NGK
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No...do not go NGK. The best plug for a V6 will be the autolite. You are wasting money with anything else.
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No...do not go NGK. The best plug for a V6 will be the autolite. You are wasting money with anything else.

NGK is all I run in my car... N/A - supercharged - turbo - whatever NGK
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LOL i just realized i spelled torque wrong Oh well.. TY for all the replies!
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just so you know that is the gapping for 01 v6 i searched for it and that is the answer i found. hopefully i didnt confuse you because i have a gt.
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well I bought autolite plats. The stang had motorcraft plats in it. They were really whooped. could possibly be original stuff that came with the car. the gaps were so wide i could stick a half dollar in it. Ty for all the feedback
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