Is 25 ft lbs a sufficient torque for a 86 ford 302's connecting rod caps?

I already put the engine back together and have had it running up and down the highway for some time, nothing has gone wrong (yet). I got the 25 ft lbs from a mechanic I know and I triple checked through Mitchell and the shop manual.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    i have a fifty mile therorie .if you re build a motor .and it runs for 50 miles .what ever going to hapen will happen with in the 50 miles . so if it did,t blow itan,t going to . an 25 lbs is ok and use thred locker too .

    Source(s): ol motor builder can,t spell
  • 8 years ago

    If that's what came from a shop manual somewhere then that's what you stick with. I always locktite the things in also when I"m assembling so nothing will vibrate loose.

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