Originally Posted by toneloc60
Hi everyone, I just joined. Just bought a '93 SSEi for a song. I'm doing an engine swap in it right now. The previous owner decided to not put oil in it and there was an aftermarket crankcase inspection window that was the result of it. I got another engine for it and am putting new main and rod bearings in it. I need the torque specs for the rods and mains.
Okay, per the manual, the connecting rods are 20 ft./lbs.+50° and the main bearing caps are 26 ft./lbs.+50°. All threads must be clean and lightly oiled for accurate torquing.
Although the manual didn't say so on that page, they may want you to use new bolts, since that 50° of rotation beyond the torque point is obviously to stretch the bolt a certain amount.
Aside from those two settings you asked about, the manual actually has a page and a half of torque settings for a full engine rebuild, so you might as well get a manual in front of you before doing the whole job anyway; I don't think you're going to want to do this twice.
(Might be useful to collect the torque settings on the website if someone hasn't done that already...?)