Big Chrysler

361, 383, 400, 413, 426 (Wedge), 440, B/RB Engines


Firing Order

Cylinder Numbering Distributor Rotation

Rotor Under Cap Spins:

Counter

Clockwise

Torque Specs

These specs may not be correct for your application.

Verify your engine specs with a service manual for your year and model.

always torque bolts in three equal increments

 

Bolts or Parts

Lube or Sealer

Torque to:

Main Caps

Engine Oil

85 ft-lbs.

Warning!!!    

If you are using ARP bolts, you MUST use
their specs

Connecting Rod Bolts (Plain)

Engine Oil

45 ft-lbs.

Connecting Rod Bolts (Heavy Duty)

Engine Oil

55 ft-lbs.

Crankshaft Rear Bearing Seal

Engine Oil

30 ft-lbs.

Cylinder Heads

     Iron Heads

Engine oil

(blind hole)

Sealer

(water jacket)

 

70 ft-lbs.

Rocker Shaft brackets

Engine Oil

25 ft-lbs.

Oil Pump Cover

Engine Oil

10 ft-lbs.

Oil Pump

Engine Oil

35 ft-lbs.

Oil Pan

Engine Oil

15 ft-lbs.

Camshaft Locking Bolt

Thread Locker

35 ft-lbs.

Timing Cover

Engine Oil

10 ft-lbs.

Intake Manifold

(Cast Iron Heads)

Non- Hardening Sealer

40 ft-lbs.

Valve Cover

Engine Oil

6 ft-lbs.

Water Pump

Non- Hardening Sealer

30 ft-lbs.

Fuel Pump

Engine Oil

30 ft-lbs.

Starter mounting Bolts

Engine Oil

50 ft-lbs.

Exhaust Manifold

Anti-Seize Lubricant

30 ft-lbs.

Spark Plugs

No Lube or Sealer

20 ft-lbs.

Flexplate/Flywheel Cap Screws

Thread Locker

55 ft-lbs.

Flexplate to Torque Converter

Thread Locker

270 in-lbs.

Centerbolt

(Harmonic Damper)

Engine Oil

135 ft-lbs.

Bellhousing

(Transmission to Block)

Engine Oil

50 ft-lbs.

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