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Old 09-16-2012, 03:41 PM   #1
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was changing a timing chain on 1999 3.8SC motor from Regal GS, and took the spring loaded tension bracket of. Now that i put sprockets back w/new chain on them, i tied the cam sprocket bolt at 70lb and then aditional 90degree though i might of done 100-105. what i need to help with is if anyone of you knows what is the torque spec for the little nut that holds the timing chain tensioner on a left of it?
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heres the link to a picture i took in which i drawn an arrow on a bolt i need specs on.
cant load this image here in this forum for some reason so please look at the link. thank you

http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/...gdgdgdgdgd.jpg
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It took me some digging in Alldata, but I found it...it was listed under "timing chain dampener". Go figure right?

16 ft lbs sir.
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It took me some digging in Alldata, but I found it...it was listed under "timing chain dampener". Go figure right?

16 ft lbs sir.
Thank you so much Mike. I have a kind of a crappy Crafstman lb wrench so i might of did 20 instead 16 right now. but w/out ur help i would of hand tight and usually when i do hand tight, my hands want to go further specially w/out having any idea that i should of stoped at 16.
btw u think around 20 wouldnt not hurt right? thks
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As many times I have tightened bolts and nuts, I have found a very distinct torque difference between steel/aluminum and steel/steel. I have even practiced at the junkyard on engines when it comes to torque'ing bolts.

4 extra foot pounds probably wouldn't hurt anything. When it goes from getting "tight" to going "loose", that'* when everyone says "OH, SHUT THE FRONT DOOR".

And because your tq wrench is not calibrated, you could be + or - a few foot pounds anyway.
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thanks man, so im just gona leave it as it is. thks for looking up ur alldata info for me. hopefully i wont need anything else but if i do, id know who to bug. lol
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Bug anytime sir. That'* what we are here for.
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Holy smokes, 70lb ft on a cam bolt? Dang that seems tight. The farthest I've had a 3.8 apart is for lower intake gaskets, so I don't have much experience with the internals.
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