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Torque on oil pan to engine 1990 2.6L?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2021 5:41 pm
by thrombolite
Hi folks,
Rebuilding a 2.6L 1990 Trooper. For attaching the oil pan to the engine (not the final cover), how much torque? My rebuild kit has the thick rubber gasket so it is funky. Too much torque and it splooges out. Suggestions? I will use RTV liberally as well.

Thanks, Russell

Re: Torque on oil pan to engine 1990 2.6L?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:04 pm
by Tentin
oilpan.png


Here's the specs from the factory service manual

Re: Torque on oil pan to engine 1990 2.6L?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:30 pm
by thrombolite
Thanks but I think I am saying it wrong. It is not the outer most "pan" with the drain plug, but the casing that is between the pan and the block. All other engines I have worked on have the pan against the block, not a two piece system.

I did see the unmeasureable tiny torque. Is that what folks do in practice? Do you use any Loctite to ensure the bolts don't come out?

This is my first Trooper rebuild so I appreciate the newby advice. And thank you for the factory image.

Russell

Re: Torque on oil pan to engine 1990 2.6L?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:53 pm
by Tentin
oilpan2.png


I *think* we are talking about the same thing. #12 in this image?

Re: Torque on oil pan to engine 1990 2.6L?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:55 pm
by Tentin
Also here's a link to the factory service manual download if you don't have it already

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5a0yrtmejuqi2 ... l.pdf?dl=0

Re: Torque on oil pan to engine 1990 2.6L?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:09 pm
by thrombolite
Thank you for your patience and, yes, you are correct. The "Dot" looked like a plug. Appreciate it!