Intake Manifold Torque and Tool

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by RibEye, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. RibEye

    RibEye Junior Member Contributor

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    I am reworking my induction module. I was able to get it off, but only just. The service manual specifies a torque spec for the intake manifold bolts. How in the world do you tighten to a spec? I can hardly get an allen wrench in there, lined up correctly, at all.

    Enjoy,
    Rich P
     
  2. Rubyred

    Rubyred Senior Member

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    You don't. You get a feel for the torque by taking a torque wrench and turning to the specified torque on something else to get the " feel" for the specified torque. Then you torque the specific part. I hope I explained this where you can understand this. Good luck.
     
  3. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    I do exactly like Rubyred said. I set up a bolt/nut/lock washers in a vise and torque to just less than spec. with my T.W. Then I take the tool I will be using, and feel what "just a little more" to move it feels like.
     
  4. RibEye

    RibEye Junior Member Contributor

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    It seems to me that a bit of anti-seize would be a benefit with these bolts going into hot jugs. Any reason why I should not??

    Thanks,
    Rich P
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Always a good idea:s
     
  6. 2006FXDCI

    2006FXDCI Active Member

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    Harley sells a tool just for what you are doing, look in the maintenance or tools section of the catalog. It kinda looks like a speed wrench with a allen wrench inserted into it. Hope this helps
     
  7. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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  9. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    That tool is nice...!:bigsmiley12:
     
  10. Knott

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