Ford’s 302 engine was a very common V8, available in many different Ford vehicles, including the F-150 pickup truck and the Mustang muscle car. During the 1980s and early 1990s, the 302 engine was commonly known as “five-point-oh,” or 5.0, although its combustion chamber displacement by volume was actually 4.9 liters, not 5.0. No matter what vehicle a 302 was in, the torque value and process were exactly the same. It is imperative to tighten the intake bolts to the proper torque and in the proper order to avoid engine damage or performance problems.
Engine torches 302 ford
All bolts have a recommended torque, which is regularly ignored if known. However, there are some components in the engine that absolutely must conform to the specifications of the process. Failure to adhere to these values and processes can lead to engine block or intake damage, poor performance due to vacuum leaks, or internal engine damage if dirt can enter the engine.
Tools: torque motor 302 ford
The tool used to ensure proper torque is applied is called a torque wrench. It looks like a long ratchet but has an adjustment knob at the bottom where the desired torque value can be set. On some newer models, the desired torque is set digitally. This tool emits an audible signal when the proper torque is reached, usually a click.
Value: ford v8 engine torques 302
Torque is measured in foot-pounds. On the 302 intake, the final torque value is 25 foot-pounds. Keep in mind that the tightening sequence is just as important as the final torque value.
Sequence: 302 ford engine torque
An exact sequence is required when tightening all 12 intake bolts on a Ford 302 engine. You cannot just go straight down the line and tighten the bolts in order. This will cause a poor seal at one end of the inlet. Starting from the forward-most passenger side bolt in the engine compartment and work clockwise (in other words, map the passenger side from front to rear, then up from the driver’s side to the front), the front passenger side bolt hole is No. 5. The next is No. 1. The complete sequence is 5-1-9-11-3-7-8-2-10-12- 4-6. The number 7 is the bolt on the rear passenger side. The number 8 is the rear bolt on the driver’s side. The number 6 is the last bolt, the front bolt on the driver’s side. Now that you have mapped it, start tightening bolt # 1, then bolt # 2, then bolt 3, then bolt 4, and so on until you finish at bolt 12. You must follow the sequence twice; the first time through the bolts, tighten them to 17 foot-pounds. The second time, tighten them to 25 foot-pounds.