Crankshaft Position Sensor Question
Hi all, I just purchased my first Bonneville for $330 at a police auction and I love it! I had no idea that Bonnevilles were so popular as evidenced by this forum etc... It sounds like these cars are pretty awesome, my dad is currently driving a 3.8 with over 240,000 on it and his previous 3.8 had over 340,000 miles on it! My car is a 92 SE and has 174,000 on it. I had put about 500 miles on it when it died on me while driving it, the car would crank and eventually started. I drove the car another 150 miles and it did the same thing this time it would turn over but wouldn't start. Both times it died it threw a "service engine soon" light. Through searching these forums I suspected that it was the crankcase sensor. This morning I went out and ran the code retrieval (BTW thats an excellent tutorial in the TechInfo section) and it showed a code 18, which is a cam/crank error as I suspected. Now down to my question (sorry about the long post), according to Chilton when reinstalling the crankshaft bolt I "torque it down to 110 ft. lbs, plus an additional 76 degree rotation". I am not quite sure what they are talking about with the additional 76 degree rotation and how would you measure it? Is it critical that you get exactly a 76 degree rotation? Thanks all for your help in advance.