Sorry for bringing up an old post but I had a question on torque spec. I'm putting together my motor together and have come across two different torque specs for the manifold. Some people are saying 28 ft lbs and others are saying 42. Which one would be correct? I did 42 ft lbs and plan on checking after driving it around.
If you have the stainless bolts do yourself a favor and throw them in the garbage they are the equivilant to grade 3 bolts almost. They were nothing but headaches for me, 2 sets of up pipe gaskets and one set of manifold gaskets later I got new bolts and finally trouble free. Every 200 miles I was getting a tick, I would get in there and find half the bolts loose. I was like wtf , well retorqued them and same shit another 200miles, after blowing the gaskets out the last time I finally figured old the bolts were garabage. Those who have nice itchy blankets on everything know how big of a pain in the ass to change gaskets or retighten the bolts.