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Old 10-23-2011, 09:40 PM
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Default Need Torque Specs for 1998 318

I am in the process of rebuild my 1998 318 engine (from a carry-over of I cannot drive me dodge Dakota sport 35 thread). I am very close to being finished, but I just realized I have no idea of the torque specs for the engine. Can someone please tell me or point me towards the direction to find the specs for torquing the: headers, heads, manifold intake, rocker arms, lifter, heck the whole engine!

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Old 10-23-2011, 09:43 PM
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get a haynes manual, problem solved.
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The service manual is downloadable from the stickies and the FAQ above this post. It will have all the torque specs and bolt patterns ect.
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Crazy4x4 is right but thunder's idea is even better saves running in the house when you are not sure of something. They are great to have around and even carry in your truck. Plus the cost is very low like 15.00 or 20.00. If im bored and have to kill some time ill pick mine up and read a chapter or 2. Comes in very handy lol
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Free is better then paying for an incomplete manual, Chiltons and Haynes suck. The service manual that we got is made by Dodge and is 100% complete.

But you did bring up a good point, it is nice to have something at the truck side when you need to refer back to it. For me I have a laptop so having it outside is no problem and it is searchable, type in a work and it will search for those times you can't find what you need. I keep it on the drivers seat where it wont fall or get dirt ect.

But having a paper book is nice where it doesn't care about getting dropped or dirty. The best option would be the paper Factory service manual which unfortunately is $90 or so. But we got that to download free in PDF format.
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i bet you didnt know that a 318 has a higher head bolt torque than a 440. why? cause the 318 has larger, and fewer, head bolts than a 440. a 318 has 4 bolts around a cylinder, a 440 has 5 bolts around each cylinder. that's free.
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This is also free.
TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
DESCRIPTION TORQUE
Camshaft
Bolt 68 Nm (50 ft. lbs.)
Camshaft Thrust Plate
Bolts 24 Nm (210 in. lbs.)
Chain Case Cover
Bolts 41 Nm (30 ft. lbs.)
Connecting Rod Cap
Bolts 61 Nm (45 ft. lbs.)
Crankshaft Main Bearing Cap
Bolts 115 Nm (85 ft. lbs.)
Crankshaft Pulley
Bolts 24 Nm (210 in. lbs.)
Cylinder Head
Bolts (1st Step) 68 Nm (50 ft. lbs.)
Bolts (2nd Step) 143 Nm (105 ft. lbs.)
Cylinder Head Cover
Bolts 11 Nm (95 in. lbs.)
Engine Support Bracket to Block (4wd)
Bolts 41 Nm (30 ft. lbs.)
Exhaust Manifold-to-Cylinder Head
Bolts/Nuts 34 Nm (25 ft. lbs.)
Flywheel
Bolts 75 Nm (55 ft. lbs.)
Front Insulator (All)
Through bolt/nut 95 Nm (70 ft. lbs.)
Front Insulator to Support Bracket (4wd)
Stud nut 41 Nm (30 ft. lbs.)
Through bolt/nut 102 Nm (75 ft. lbs.)
Front Insulator to Block (2wd)
Bolts 95 Nm (70 ft. lbs.)
Generator
Mounting Bolt 41 Nm (30 ft. lbs.)
Intake Manifold
Bolts Refer to R &I Procedure
Oil Pan
Bolts 24 Nm (215 in. lbs.)
Oil Pan
Drain Plug 34 Nm (25 ft. lbs.)
Oil Pump
Attaching Bolts 41 Nm (30 ft. lbs.)
Oil Pump Cover
Bolts 11 Nm (95 in. lbs.)
Rear Insulator-to-Bracket (2WD)
Through-Bolt 68 Nm (50 ft. lbs.)
Rear Insulator-to-Crossmember Support Bracket (2WD)
Nut 41 Nm (30 ft. lbs.)
Rear Insulator-to-Crossmember (4WD)
Nuts 68 Nm (50 ft. lbs.)
Rear Ins
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great info master tech . my books are much older, so i thought my info might be to far off.
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Free is better then paying for an incomplete manual, Chiltons and Haynes suck. The service manual that we got is made by Dodge and is 100% complete.

But you did bring up a good point, it is nice to have something at the truck side when you need to refer back to it. For me I have a laptop so having it outside is no problem and it is searchable, type in a work and it will search for those times you can't find what you need. I keep it on the drivers seat where it wont fall or get dirt ect.

But having a paper book is nice where it doesn't care about getting dropped or dirty. The best option would be the paper Factory service manual which unfortunately is $90 or so. But we got that to download free in PDF format.
just print it and have the free one with only the cost of print
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