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Old 07-11-2018, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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Engine mounting bolts and Ricochet skid plate.

Just installed the Ricochet skid plate.

Overall, Im satisfied with the purchase. The plate and all the brackets weigh approx. 8.5 lbs.

My big complaint, however, is the instructions are completely devoid of suggestions for torque on the many fasteners. The most critical are the upper and lower engine mounting bolts. Undertorque these and your engine could fall off or overtorque and you could crack the block or head.

Does anyone have a shop manual? If so, could you look up the torques for me?

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Old 07-12-2018, 09:54 AM
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Poor memory , skinny one 33 foot pounds, thicker one 38 foot pounds.

Check this chart or others online.
https://www.fastenal.com/content/fed...0Fasteners.pdf

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Old 07-12-2018, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Wheels, chart is helpful, shows 31 ft lbs for grade 8.8 10mm zinc plated. That sounds about right.

Sadly, you are mistaken re color. Everyone knows red is the fastest color.

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