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Old 05-04-2010, 01:11 PM   #1
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2.3 rod bearing torqe specs

2004 2.3 liter rod bearing cap torque specs.

anyone ?



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Old 05-04-2010, 02:01 PM   #2
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Which rods? There isn't a torque rating provided by Ford because its machine done, so you have to go by the torque specifications from your connecting rod manufacturer.
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The rods are oem stock

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had to replace three rod bearings upper and lower. only need torque specs for rod bearings and i can put this car back together and get her on the road.
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Call FSwerks or Tom. I am sure one of them would have a specific torque to set em at.
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He is the owner of Focus-Power, one of the vendors here and an awesome Focus tuner and engine builder. Does tons of work for lots of people on this forum. Here is a link to his profile page. His username is 1turbofocus
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The focus shop manual has no specs for this but the 01+ ranger 2.3 duratec shop manual has these specs. The are the same rods so this will be correct.



Specs are as follows

Step 1 - Torque nuts to 26 ft lbs.
Step 2 - Tighten nuts an additional 90 degrees.
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use plasti-gauge!
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Plastigauge tells you bearing oil clearance, not whether or not the rod nuts are torque sufficiently.
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