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Solved SOHC V6 Torque Specifications

2000StreetRod

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Below are torque specifications (in alphabetical order) related to the Ford SOHC V6 4.0L engine used in Explorers, Mountaineers, Mustangs and Rangers. The source for the specification is in parentheses. If there was a difference between Haynes and E/MWM I used the E/MWM value. Tightening sequence diagrams are at the end.

E/MWM > 2000 Explorer/Mountaineer Workshop Manual
Haynes > Haynes Repair Manual, Ford Explorer 1991 thru 2001
TTY > torque-to-yield and should not be reused
LHT > left hand thread (tightens counter-clockwise)
Left > driver side
Right > passenger side

A/C compressor manifold bolt: 15 lb-ft (E/MWM)
A/C line bracket nut: 15 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Accelerator control splash shield bolt: 35 lb-in (E/MWM)
Accessory bracket bolts: 31 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Alternator bracket bolts: 31 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Balance shaft assembly bolts: 19 to 21 ft-lbs (Haynes)
Balance shaft chain guide bolts: 80 to 97 in-lbs (Haynes)
Balance shaft chain tensioner bolts: 21 to 22 ft-lbs (Haynes)
Bell housing bolts: (E/MWM)
...Lower to block cradle: 32 lb-ft
...Upper to block: 35 lb-ft
Camshaft sprocket bolt: (E/MWM)
...Left: 63 lb-ft
...Right:LHT 63 lb-ft or 45 lb-ft if using 6485 socket extension
Camshaft bearing cap bolt: (E/MWM)
...Step 1: 53 lb-in
...Step 2: 12 lb-ft
Connecting rod cap nuts/bolts (TTY): (E/MWM)
...Step 1: 15 lb-ft
...Step 2: plus 90 degrees
Crankshaft damper bolt (TTY): (E/MWM)
...Step 1: Thru 2000: 33 lb-ft
...Step 2: plus 90 degrees
Crankshaft pulley bolt: 20 to 28 ft-lbs (Haynes)
Cylinder head bolts: (Haynes)
...Thru 2000: 8 mm bolts: 23 to 25 ft-lbs
...12 mm bolts: Step 1: 26 ft-lbs, Step 2: plus 90 deg, Step 3: plus 90 deg
...2001 & later: 8 mm bolts: 23 to 25 ft-lbs
...12 mm bolts: Step 1: 24 ft-lbs, Step 2: plus 80 deg, Step 3: plus 80 deg
Electrical harness retainer bolt: 89 lb-in (E/MWM)
Engine block cradle (upper oil pan): (E/MWM)
...Inside bolts: Step 1: 11 lb-ft, Step 2: 24 lb-ft
...Perimeter bolts/nuts: 80 lb-in
...Threaded inserts: 27 lb-in
...Torx bolts: 71 lb-in
...Bell housing (lower rear) bolts: 32 lb-ft
Engine coolant temperature (ECT) sensor: 89 lb-in (E/MWM)
Engine electrical(wiring harness) connector: 53 lb-in (E/MWM)
Engine front cover bolts: 14 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Engine mount bracket to block bolts: 35 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Engine mount (lower) bracket bolts: 59 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Engine mount (upper) bracket nuts: 81 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) tube bracket bolts: 89 lb-in (E/MWM)
Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve tube fittings: 30 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Exhaust manifold nuts: 16 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Exhaust pipe to manifold bolts: 30 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Flywheel/driveplate bolts: (Haynes)
...Thru 1999: Step 1: 19 to 25 ft-lbs, Step 2: plus 90 deg
...2000: Step 1: 10 ft-lbs, Step 2: 52 ft-lbs
Fuel injection supply manifold bolts: 18 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Fuel line bracket bolt: 89 lb-in (E/MWM)
Ground wire bolt: 89 lb-in (E/MWM)
Heater hose bracket bolts: 27 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Intake manifold bolts:
...Thru 2000: Lower: 13 lb-ft, Upper: 62 lb-in (E/MWM)
...2001: Manifold: 89 in-lbs (Haynes)
Jackshaft chain guide bolts: 14 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Jackshaft chain tensioner bolts: 89 lb-in (E/MWM)
Jackshaft sprocket bolts: (E/MWM)
...Front: Step 1: 33 lb-ft, Step 2: plus 90 deg
...Rear: Step 1: 15 lb-ft, Step 2: plus 90 deg
Jackshaft thrust plate bolts:
...Thru 2000: 8 lb-ft (E/MWM)
...2001 & later: 88 in-lbs (Haynes)
Knock sensor bolt: 18 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Main bearing cap bolts: 72 ft-lbs (Haynes)
Oil bypass filter: 10 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Oil filter adapter bolt: 42 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Oil galley (restrictor) plug: 11 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Oil level indicator tube bracket bolt: 18 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Oil pan drain plug: 19 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Oil pan (sheet metal) to crankcase reinforcement section bolts: 80 lb-in (E/MWM)
Oil pressure sensor: 9 to 11 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Oil pump drive gear retainer bolt: 14 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Oil pump pick up tube bolts: 89 lb-in (E/MWM)
Oil pump to block Torx bolts: 14 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Power steering pressure line nut: 13 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Powertrain control module (PCM) bolt: 53 lb-in (E/MWM)
Powertrain control module (PCM) ground wire nut: 89 lb-in (E/MWM)
Spark plug: 15 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Starter motor bolt/nut: 18 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Thermostat housing bolts: 8 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Timing chain cassette bolts: (E/MWM)
...Left: Lower: 14 lb-ft, Upper: 9 lb-ft
...Right: Lower: 13 lb-ft, Upper: 89 lb-in
Timing chain tensioner (hydraulic/spring):
...Thru 1998: Left: 35 to 39 ft-lbs, Right: 31 to 33 ft-lbs (Haynes)
...1999 & later: Left & Right: 49 lb-ft if reusing O ring, 32 lb-ft if new O ring (E/MWM)
Torque converter to flywheel nuts: 35 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Transmission cooler line bracket bolt: 35 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Transmission dipstick tube bracket bolt: 27 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Transmission to engine bolts: 35 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Valve cover bolts: 80 lb-in (E/MWM)
Vapor management valve (VMV) hose bracket: 11 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Water pump bolts: 89 lb-in (E/MWM)
Water temperature indicator sender unit (sensor): 89 lb-in (E/MWM)
Wiring harness (front cover) retainer nuts: 11 lb-ft (E/MWM)

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floridacatfan

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There appears to be a difference between the valve cover torque in the listing and the sequence listed in the diagram - by over 2x - which is correct ?

Are there rubber gaskets on the bolts ?

Has anyone that has done the valve cover gaskets replacing with ford OEM uses gasket sealer ?
 
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Thanks @donalds and @2000StreetRod - That's a lot of useful info and I've booked marked that thread for future use.

@floridacatfan The Job 1 SOHC engines had aluminum valve covers and the Job 2 engines have plastic valve covers. I know the Job 2 valve cover bolts have rubber grommets/seals on the bolts. IDK about the Job 1 bolts. In any event I would never worry about torquing the valve cover bolts unless you feel like you might over-tighten and break them, or warp a sheet metal cover. With the type of gasket/seal used on the Job 2 valve covers the cover bolts only need to be snug. I just tighten them with a 1/4 ratchet and when the bolt stops turning I don't go much tighter than that. Still it never hurts to follow the recommended correct torque specs for everything, but never follow a spec you find that doesn't make sense (or confuse inch pounds with foot pounds). It's basically the size of the bolt being tightened and not so much the application that determines the torque requirement. Tightening sequence is necessary and important on some things, but not really important on others. When in doubt jump around on anything with multiple fasteners.
 
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Below are torque specifications (in alphabetical order) related to the Ford SOHC V6 4.0L engine used in Explorers, Mountaineers, Mustangs and Rangers. The source for the specification is in parentheses. If there was a difference between Haynes and E/MWM I used the E/MWM value. Tightening sequence diagrams are at the end.

E/MWM > 2000 Explorer/Mountaineer Workshop Manual
Haynes > Haynes Repair Manual, Ford Explorer 1991 thru 2001
TTY > torque-to-yield and should not be reused
LHT > left hand thread (tightens counter-clockwise)
Left > driver side
Right > passenger side

A/C compressor manifold bolt: 15 lb-ft (E/MWM)
A/C line bracket nut: 15 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Accelerator control splash shield bolt: 35 lb-in (E/MWM)
Accessory bracket bolts: 31 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Alternator bracket bolts: 31 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Balance shaft assembly bolts: 19 to 21 ft-lbs (Haynes)
Balance shaft chain guide bolts: 80 to 97 in-lbs (Haynes)
Balance shaft chain tensioner bolts: 21 to 22 ft-lbs (Haynes)
Bell housing bolts: (E/MWM)
...Lower to block cradle: 32 lb-ft
...Upper to block: 35 lb-ft
Camshaft sprocket bolt: (E/MWM)
...Left: 63 lb-ft
...Right:LHT 63 lb-ft or 45 lb-ft if using 6485 socket extension
Camshaft bearing cap bolt: (E/MWM)
...Step 1: 53 lb-in
...Step 2: 12 lb-ft
Connecting rod cap nuts/bolts (TTY): (E/MWM)
...Step 1: 15 lb-ft
...Step 2: plus 90 degrees
Crankshaft damper bolt (TTY): (E/MWM)
...Step 1: Thru 2000: 33 lb-ft
...Step 2: plus 90 degrees
Crankshaft pulley bolt: 20 to 28 ft-lbs (Haynes)
Cylinder head bolts: (Haynes)
...Thru 2000: 8 mm bolts: 23 to 25 ft-lbs
...12 mm bolts: Step 1: 26 ft-lbs, Step 2: plus 90 deg, Step 3: plus 90 deg
...2001 & later: 8 mm bolts: 23 to 25 ft-lbs
...12 mm bolts: Step 1: 24 ft-lbs, Step 2: plus 80 deg, Step 3: plus 80 deg
Electrical harness retainer bolt: 89 lb-in (E/MWM)
Engine block cradle (upper oil pan): (E/MWM)
...Inside bolts: Step 1: 11 lb-ft, Step 2: 24 lb-ft
...Perimeter bolts/nuts: 80 lb-in
...Threaded inserts: 27 lb-in
...Torx bolts: 71 lb-in
...Bell housing (lower rear) bolts: 32 lb-ft
Engine coolant temperature (ECT) sensor: 89 lb-in (E/MWM)
Engine electrical(wiring harness) connector: 53 lb-in (E/MWM)
Engine front cover bolts: 14 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Engine mount bracket to block bolts: 35 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Engine mount (lower) bracket bolts: 59 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Engine mount (upper) bracket nuts: 81 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) tube bracket bolts: 89 lb-in (E/MWM)
Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve tube fittings: 30 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Exhaust manifold nuts: 16 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Exhaust pipe to manifold bolts: 30 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Flywheel/driveplate bolts: (Haynes)
...Thru 1999: Step 1: 19 to 25 ft-lbs, Step 2: plus 90 deg
...2000: Step 1: 10 ft-lbs, Step 2: 52 ft-lbs
Fuel injection supply manifold bolts: 18 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Fuel line bracket bolt: 89 lb-in (E/MWM)
Ground wire bolt: 89 lb-in (E/MWM)
Heater hose bracket bolts: 27 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Intake manifold bolts:
...Thru 2000: Lower: 13 lb-ft, Upper: 62 lb-in (E/MWM)
...2001: Manifold: 89 in-lbs (Haynes)
Jackshaft chain guide bolts: 14 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Jackshaft chain tensioner bolts: 89 lb-in (E/MWM)
Jackshaft sprocket bolts: (E/MWM)
...Front: Step 1: 33 lb-ft, Step 2: plus 90 deg
...Rear: Step 1: 15 lb-ft, Step 2: plus 90 deg
Jackshaft thrust plate bolts:
...Thru 2000: 8 lb-ft (E/MWM)
...2001 & later: 88 in-lbs (Haynes)
Knock sensor bolt: 18 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Main bearing cap bolts: 72 ft-lbs (Haynes)
Oil bypass filter: 10 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Oil filter adapter bolt: 42 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Oil galley (restrictor) plug: 11 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Oil level indicator tube bracket bolt: 18 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Oil pan drain plug: 19 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Oil pan (sheet metal) to crankcase reinforcement section bolts: 80 lb-in (E/MWM)
Oil pressure sensor: 9 to 11 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Oil pump drive gear retainer bolt: 14 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Oil pump pick up tube bolts: 89 lb-in (E/MWM)
Oil pump to block Torx bolts: 14 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Power steering pressure line nut: 13 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Powertrain control module (PCM) bolt: 53 lb-in (E/MWM)
Powertrain control module (PCM) ground wire nut: 89 lb-in (E/MWM)
Spark plug: 15 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Starter motor bolt/nut: 18 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Thermostat housing bolts: 8 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Timing chain cassette bolts: (E/MWM)
...Left: Lower: 14 lb-ft, Upper: 9 lb-ft
...Right: Lower: 13 lb-ft, Upper: 89 lb-in
Timing chain tensioner (hydraulic/spring):
...Thru 1998: Left: 35 to 39 ft-lbs, Right: 31 to 33 ft-lbs (Haynes)
...1999 & later: Left & Right: 49 lb-ft if reusing O ring, 32 lb-ft if new O ring (E/MWM)
Torque converter to flywheel nuts: 35 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Transmission cooler line bracket bolt: 35 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Transmission dipstick tube bracket bolt: 27 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Transmission to engine bolts: 35 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Valve cover bolts: 80 lb-in (E/MWM)
Vapor management valve (VMV) hose bracket: 11 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Water pump bolts: 89 lb-in (E/MWM)
Water temperature indicator sender unit (sensor): 89 lb-in (E/MWM)
Wiring harness (front cover) retainer nuts: 11 lb-ft (E/MWM)
Thank you for this!!!!
 
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