[DeTomaso] oil pan revisit

JDeRyke at aol.com JDeRyke at aol.com
Sun Mar 13 17:49:10 EDT 2011

In a message dated 3/13/11 6:29:44 AM, adin at frontier.net writes:

> I used the Ford spec torque on the bolts REPEATEDLY (with some hours wait 
> in between) until the bolt didn't turn with the proper torque applied. 
> Extra goosh in the corners and not leaks a year later.  the 302 torque specs 
> were 9 and 12 ft lbs (corners) as I remember, YMMV.
Stock Ford pan bolts are grade-nothing and can/will break easily. 
Especially the small ones along the sides. I suggect using real graded bolts in 
aything you will be repeatedly torquing- at least gr-5 & preferably gr-8. Good 
luck- J Deryke

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