I am new to the forum but have been reading the myriad of threads on head gasket repairs. I am going to be doing a repair on a 2002 LD8 DeVille. I will be using Norm's inserts with ARP 141-4204 studs.
The question I have is:
What is the preload torque specification on stud nuts for bolting the head on a 2002 LD8 Northstar? I have seen 70, 75 and 80 ft-lbs talked about in the forum threads; ARP’s 141-4204 spec for the Chrysler/Dodge 2.4L DOHC 4-cyl is “three equal steps to 85 ft-lbs.” Does anyone know what the best torque specification should be?