rocker arm pedestal torque - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-29-2013, 07:27 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 172
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
rocker arm pedestal torque

hi what is the correct procedure for checking and re torquing the rocker pedestal bolts? is simply straight forward or is there more to it ?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 03-29-2013, 08:42 PM
Powerstroke.org Sponsor
 

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Oakdale, CA
Posts: 770
Thanks: 1
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by lght1 View Post
hi what is the correct procedure for checking and re torquing the rocker pedestal bolts? is simply straight forward or is there more to it ?
There is no torquing sequence because there are only two bolts per rocker arm. The correct torque value is 20 ft. lbs.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 03-29-2013, 08:44 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 172
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
hi i was concerned that there may be an issue of where the valves are in their travel...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 03-29-2013, 08:56 PM
Powerstroke.org Sponsor
 

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Oakdale, CA
Posts: 770
Thanks: 1
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by lght1 View Post
hi i was concerned that there may be an issue of where the valves are in their travel...
Nope. You are just tightening the rocker arm pedestal down, not doing anything to the valves.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 03-29-2013, 09:04 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: IA
Posts: 808
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 7 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
It's good practice to torque em down with the cylinder at TDC of the compression stroke. That way the valves are fully seated and no stress is on the rocker. But as Justin said, its not going to effect anything if your just checking them.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 03-29-2013, 09:13 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 172
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
hi i was thinking that. i had the v-cover off a week ago and checked the driver's side. one thing i am worried about is that the torque wrench slipped its setting from 20 to about 25 ft lbs or a bit less. do i need to loosen these and re-do? i
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 03-29-2013, 10:01 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: IA
Posts: 808
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 7 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I'd loosen em and re torque just for safe measures
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 03-29-2013, 10:05 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 172
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
hi do i need to be concerned about tdc when loosing and re-torquing to 20 ?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 03-29-2013, 10:20 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: IA
Posts: 808
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 7 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
You should be fine. You won't have to back them off all that much
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 03-29-2013, 10:21 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 172
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
its primarily #2 and 4. thanks for the input.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors