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i know its 12-13 ftlbs but are these rockers like doing a convintial V8 where you have to turn the motor over?????
 

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Installation Tips and Instructions for INTENSE™ Third Gen Rocker Arms
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CG - 8.20.04

Installation notes:

· Be sure you have a 1/4” male hex driver and a click-type torque wrench before you start!
· If you are installing adjustable rocker arms you will also need a 1/8” male hex driver and a thin wall 9/16” socket and ratchet.
· For adjustable rockers: Thread the pushrod seat all the way into the rocker. A 1/8” hex driver and a cordless drill in reverse will help speed up this process. After threading pushrod seats into rockers, use compressed air to blow off any aluminum shavings that may have appeared as a result of pushrod seat installation. Next, thread locknut onto the threaded adjuster a turn or two. Your adjustable rockers are now ready for install.

Disconnect negative battery terminal

Remove all hoses, vacuum lines, wiring, and accessories necessary to access and remove the valve covers

Remove the valve covers and old rocker arms

Clean out oil from the rocker bolt holes with cotton swab and/or compressed air

Install the rockers one cylinder at a time in any order. The rocker pedestals are made up of three pieces to install two rockers (one pedestal plate and two rocker stands). Align one of the pedestal plates on the head with the groove side facing up. Next, place a rocker bolt through both of the rockers (IMPORTANT: make sure the rocker fulcrum recess faces up, see figure 1).

Figure 1:


Next, put a rocker stand under each rocker with the concave surface facing upwards toward the rocker fulcrum. Apply a small amount of motor oil to rocker bolt threads. Install both rockers onto the pedestal making sure that the stands are seated in the pedestal plate groove properly (see figure 2).



Slowly thread the rocker bolts into the cylinder head. Be sure that the pushrods are correctly positioned into the pushrod seats (see figure 3).



Torque rocker bolts to 25 foot pounds using fluid motion to avoid false torque readings.

Continue to install each set of two rocker arms until you are complete. It is highly recommended to double-check the torque of each rocker bolt.

If you are installing adjustable rocker arms, please proceed to the additional instructions below. Once completed, please return here and continue to follow the instructions to complete your rocker install.

Apply petroleum jelly or similar petroleum based product liberally to the grove in the valve cover to hold the valve cover gaskets in place as you re-install the cover. Torque valve cover bolts to 89 inch pounds.
Start engine, and verify that no abnormal noises or miss-fires are present. Test drive the vehicle to verify drivability. If noises or misfires are present, troubleshoot the cylinder(s) where the noise or misfire is present.

Additional instructions for adjustable rocker arms:

Rockers are adjusted one cylinder at a time. Manually crank the engine using a socket and ratchet on the crank pulley bolt while watching the intake valve on the chosen cylinder open and then close. When the intake valve just reaches the closed position, crank the engine another ¼ turn. You are now ready to adjust the valves on that cylinder. Using the 1/8” male hex socket, slowly turn the adjuster until valvetrain lash just reaches zero. Turn the adjuster another ½ turn and while keeping the adjuster from moving with the hex socket, tighten the locknut to as close to 35 foot pounds as possible. Repeat this process on the remaining cylinders until complete.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

· When adjusting valves with new lifters, it is very easy to mistake a spongy lifter for lash in the valvetrain. This makes it very easy to over-tighten adjusters, and possibly cause engine damage. When installing new lifters, always soak in oil for several hours or pump them up with oil through the hole in the side of lifter with a pistol oilier until oil comes out of the top hole.
 

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i haven't heard of having to turn the motor over just for a regualr rocker install... unless u are adjusting them as said above.
thank scott for this great writeup
 

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Earl, those instructions only apply if you are using aftermarket rocker bolts.
 

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Just to clarify:

If you're using a NEW SET of stock, torque-to-yield bolts (painted with orange thread locker), you install them DRY, torque them to 11 foot-pounds, then go an additional 90 degrees.

If you're using grade 8 bolts, such as the Harland Sharp ones we include with our rocker arms, you install them with motor oil and torque them to 25 to 30 foot-pounds.
 
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