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Hey everyone! I thought it would be a good idea to put all of the most common torque specifications in a thread for all of you. I searched but didn't see any other topic about this so here it is.

Since so many people always ask "How tight do you tighten this?", I thought it would be a good idea to list all the torque settings for the most common things we do to our cars.

Suspension

Front strut top nuts 33 +/- 3 ft-lb

Front strut bottom nuts 123 +/- 7 ft-lb

Front sway bar 22 +/- 1.5mm(.87 +/- .06in) of thread showing

Rear shock top nuts 33 +/- 3 ft-lb

Rear shock bottom nuts 70 +/- 11 ft-lb

Stock rear sway bar end link nuts 6-8mm(.24-.31in) of thread showing

Sway bar perches 18 +/- 3 ft-lb

Sway bar bushing nuts 102 +/- 22 in-lb

Control link nuts 89 +/- 6 ft-lb (to install lower rear tie bars)

Wheel lug nuts 73 +/- 7 ft-lb

Shift levers, etc.

Shift lever small bolt 84 +/- 13 in-lb

Shift lever large bolt 120 +/- 22 in-lb

Shift lever base bushing nuts 102 +/- 22 in-lb

Intake/exhaust components

Throttle Body 14 +/- 2 ft-lb

Fuel rail 102 +/- 13 in-lb

Intake manifold 14 +/- 2 ft-lb

Intake manifold stay(bracket) 23 +/- 2 ft-lb

Exhaust manifold 10mm bolts 22 +/- 2 ft-lb

Exhaust manifold 8mm bolts 12 +/- 2 ft-lb

Down pipe to exhaust manifold 37 +/- 7 ft-lb

Down pipe to cat 37 +/- 7 ft-lb

Cat to cat-back 44 +/- 7 ft-lb

Muffler 34 +/- 3 ft-lb

Mass air flow sensor nuts 78 +/- 9 in-lb

General engine components

Oil pan 98 +/- 8 in-lb

Oil pan drain plug 29 +/- 3 ft-lb

Rocker(valve) cover 27 +/- 4 in-lb

Front engine mount bracket 50 +/- 5 ft-lb (insulator 33 +/- 7 ft-lb)

Rear engine mount 35 +/- 5 ft-lb

Upper and lower timing belt covers 89 +/- 17 in-lb

Drivetrain

Flywheel - 72 +/- 3 ft-lbs

Clutch - 14 +/- 2 ft-lbs

Belt Tensions (check with tension guage)

Alternator belt: When Checked - 88-132 lbs

During Adjustment - 99-121 lbs

During Replacement - 143-187 lbs

Drive Belt: When Checked - 88-132 lbs

During Adjustment - 99-121 lbs

During Replacement - 143-187 lbs

Pivot Bolt (alternator): 33+/-7 ft lbs

Generator Tension bolt: 17+/-1 ft lb

Tension Jam-Bolt: 17+/-1 ft lb

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This is all jibberish to me :( WAHHH lol

Great info though! +1 :)

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This is all jibberish to me :( WAHHH lol

Great info though! +1 :)

Haha its how much you have to tighten things in foot pounds of torque (using a torque wrench)

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Awesome info!

I've been trying to find a service manual for a 2012 Lancer, nobody around here has them yet.

Do you happen to know if the '12 has the same specs and everything as the 08's?

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Thanks Awsome Info!!! :clap:

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Awesome info!

I've been trying to find a service manual for a 2012 Lancer, nobody around here has them yet.

Do you happen to know if the '12 has the same specs and everything as the 08's?

It should have the same specs. But im not 100% positive

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What does 29 +/- 3 ft-lb mean sorry for the stupid question I just bought one how would I adjust it to that setting? What does the -3 mean?

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Thanks for posting this. This will make my upcoming projects better.

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What does 29 +/- 3 ft-lb mean sorry for the stupid question I just bought one how would I adjust it to that setting? What does the -3 mean?

If you're given a measurement with a +/- with it, it basically gives you a 'ballpark' range.

So, 29 +/- 3 ft-lb would give you above or below 3 ft-lb from 29.. (so your torque can be set anywhere from 26 - 32 ft-lb)

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If you're given a measurement with a +/- with it, it basically gives you a 'ballpark' range.

So, 29 +/- 3 ft-lb would give you above or below 3 ft-lb from 29.. (so your torque can be set anywhere from 26 - 32 ft-lb)

Awwww thanks dude I just bought one so wanted to know. its a Lil hard to read though cuz the numbers r so close together n small but thanks dude

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lots of good info here. Thanks! :handy:

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favorited this post!

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Thank you so much for the valuable information.

Do you happen to have the torque for CVT pan screws please.

Does anybody know if the CVT on the 2011's has an internal replaceable filter?

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