Originally Posted by cobalt327
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
• ARP web site
A big X2, this is a place where if you mess this up you can suck the threads right out of the block. So follow ARP's directions, carefully!