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Old 10-17-2013, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by maddart View Post
Removed heads and all bolts are ARP. It looks like a blue RTV was used on lower portion of bolts and anti sieze up top.
I want to know the proper sealant and torque lube to use and how to apply and the proper torque setting for these bolts.
ARP 'likes' for you to use their thread lube and their torque specs. The specs sometimes vary from stock, so it is always advisable to check against the part number of the bolts you're using to be sure. In your case, 70 ft/lbs is correct- when using ARP lube. If using motor oil, the torque to get the same amount of preload would be greater because the ARP lube works better than motor oil for reducing friction. More here.

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