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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
1998 chevy astro 4.3 v6 torque specs include :
* foot pounds *
balance shaft (if equiped) gear bolt = step 1 = 15 ft.lbs. step2 = additional 35 degrees.
camshaft sprocket bolt = 18 ft. lbs.
connecting rod cap = step 1 = 20 ft. lbs. step 2 = additional 70 degrees.
crankshaft damper bolt = 74 ft. lbs.
crankshaft oil deflectorbolt/nut = 27 ft.lbs.
cylinder head bolts = step 1 = 15 ft. lbs. step 2 = additional 73 degrees. (tighten in sequence)
exhaust manifold bolts = step 1 = 11 ft. lbs. step 2 = 22 ft. lbs.
flywheel bolt = 74 ft. lbs.
main bearing cap bolts = step 1 = 15 ft. lbs. step 2 = additional 73 degrees.
oil filter adapter bolt = 15 ft. lbs.
oil pan bolt/nut = 18 ft. lbs.
oil pump bolt = 66 ft. lbs.
rocker arm with press in studs = 18 ft. lbs.
rocker arm with screw in studs = 19 ft. lbs.
valve lifter retainer bolt = 12 ft. lbs.
water pump bolt = 33 ft. lbs.
* inch pounds *
balance shaft retaining plate bolt = 106 in. lbs.
camshaft retainer plate bolt = 106 in. lbs.
front cover bolt = 106 in. lbs.
intake manifold upper = step 1 = 44 in. lbs. step 2 = 88 in. lbs.
intake manifold lower = step 1 = 27 in. lbs. step 2 = 106 in. lbs. step 3 = 133 in. lbs. ** (tighten bolts in sequence)
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Posted on Dec 28, 2008
The haynes book is not recommended since there are numerous mistakes and they still will not update. One of the biggest is the firing order.
The factory service manual is the only way to go.
Head bolts - 46 - 50.5 lbs (there is an order sequence for the bolts)
Intake & exhuast manifolds- 13.5 - 20 lbs
Flywheel - 41.5 - 47 lbs
Clutch cover - 13.5 - 20 lbs
Posted on Mar 17, 2009
Head bolts are torque to yeild so you MUST use new bolts.
Tighten cylinder head retaining bolts in numerical sequence in three steps as follows:
Posted on Mar 19, 2009
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