Oil pan Torque spec

Erik123456789

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is there torque specs for the oil pan? I didn't know.. I usually just tighten the bolts enough for them to seal right..
 

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Johnson, yes there are torque specs for everything. I usually stick to the rule of stop turning when it's tight, and then just a tad more. As long as all of them are tightened evenly, you should be ok. I didn't torque my pan to spec when installing it, just Hondabonded it and made sure each was tightened evenly. No problems at all. Just don't overtighten any bolts, but that's basic mechanics experience which I'm sure you have enough of. Just like spark plugs - know the limit, have the feel. Not like you need to torque those to spec ya know? That's my advice, even though it's not 'to spec'.

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Johnson, yes there are torque specs for everything. I usually stick to the rule of stop turning when it's tight, and then just a tad more. As long as all of them are tightened evenly, you should be ok. I didn't torque my pan to spec when installing it, just Hondabonded it and made sure each was tightened evenly. No problems at all. Just don't overtighten any bolts, but that's basic mechanics experience which I'm sure you have enough of. Just like spark plugs - know the limit, have the feel. Not like you need to torque those to spec ya know? That's my advice, even though it's not 'to spec'.

- Nikita

The only thing you really need toque specs is for the harmonic balencer and if your putting an engine back together.
 

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The only thing you really need toque specs is for the harmonic balencer and if your putting an engine back together.

Yeah, forget about those pesky head bolts, mains, journals and cam girdles. None of those are important. :ughrun:
 
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