B-series Torque Specs - Nthefastlane

GENERAL SPEC'S FOR (1.6L,1.8L,2.0L) B-SERIES

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B-SERIES CYLINDER HEAD BOLT TORQUE SPECS

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"TORQUE"                             "REMOVE"

8, 4, 2, 6, 10 <---intake order  3, 7, 9, 5, 1
7, 3, 1, 5, 9 <---exhaust order 4, 8, 10, 6, 2

Torque in steps: 22ft-lbs (264in-lbs), Then to 63ft-lbs (756in-lbs) (final spec) 94+ Teg 
Torque in steps: 
22ft-lbs (264in-lbs), Then to 61ft-lbs (732in-lbs)(final spec) 90-93 Teg / B16's 
 

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"ARP HEAD BOLTS"ALL B-SERIES <Clean block thread holes till dry> lube top nut threads only with 10w30 or ARP Molly lube then use  5/16 allen key to torque bolts to 10ft lbs into the block> Torque in steps: 30ft-lbs (360in-lbs),60ft-lbs>> (720in-lbs) Then to 80ft-lbs (960in-lbs) 

 

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MAIN BEARING CAP BOLTS
"OEM MAINS"  
B16/B20  
18ft lbs then 56ft lbs

B18C1 & C5  22ft lbs then NO:1&5 CAPS 56ft lbs then NO:2,3&4 CAPS 49ft lbs

B18B1 22ft lbs then 56ft lbs

 

"ARP MAIN" 
B18B,B16,B17,B18C Following the manufacturers recommended torque sequence tighten the nutsin three equal steps to 30ft lbs-60ft lbs then 80ft lbs with ARP ULTRA-TORQUE FASTENER ASSEMBLY LUBRICANT.

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CONNECTING ROD BEARING CAP NUTS
"OEM"
B16A2,B18B1,B18C1,B20B4&B20Z2 STEP 1>>14ft lbs 

STEP 2
B16A2--30ft lbs
B18b1,B20B4,B20Z2--23ft lbs

B18C1--33ft lbs

 

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CAMSHAFT COVER SPECS 
13, 9, 5, 1, 3, 7, 11 (side of cam cover closest to intake)
14, 10, 6, 2, 4, 8, 12 (side of cam cover closest to exhaust) 

Shown above is one cam cover, sequence is the same for intake and exhaust cam cover. 

#1-10 
20ft-lbs (240in-lbs) #11-14 7.2ft-lbs (86in-lbs) (94+ B18C specs) 
#1-10 
16ft-lbs (192in-lbs) #11-14 8ft-lbs (96in-lbs) (B16A specs) 

**"NOT" for non-VTEC motors** 


Seat each camshaft by pushing it towards the dizzy side of cylinder head.

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VALVE COVER SPECS 
7______________5______(Intake side of valve cover) 
_____3____1____ 
_____
4____2____ 
8______________6______(Exhaust side of valve cover) 

7.2 ft-lbs (86in-lbs) (all B series) 

 

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FLYWHEEL TORQUE SPECS 
_______1 
_____
6___
___4_______
_____7___5 
_______


Torque in steps: 19ft-lbs (228in-lbs), 38ft-lbs (456in-lbs)57ft-lbs (684in-lbs), Then to 76ft-lbs (912in-lbs) (all B series) 
 

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PRESSURE PLATE TORQUE SPECS 
_______
_____6___3 
_____
4___
_______

Torque in steps: 5ft-lbs (60in-lbs)10ft-lbs (120in-lbs)14ft-lbs (168in-lbs), Then to
19ft-lbs (228in-lbs) (all B series) 
 

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FUEL FILTER BANJO BOLT 
25ft-lbs (300in-lbs) (94+ Teg specs) 
16ft-lbs (192in-lbs) (90-93 Teg / B16 / 89-91 Civic CRX specs) 

FUEL FILTER SERVICE BOLT 
11ft-lbs (132in-lbs) (94+ GSR specs) 
9ft-lbs (108in-lbs) (90-93 Teg / B16 / 89-91 Civic CRX specs) 
 

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HEADER A-PIPE TO B-PIPE (x3
40ft-lbs (480in-lbs) (all B series) 

B-PIPE TO CAT (x2) 
12ft-lbs (144in-lbs) (all B series)

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SHIFT LINKAGE EXTENSION ROD TO TRANNY BOLT(8x1.25mm) 
16ft-lbs (192in-lbs) (90+ Teg specs) 
12ft-lbs (144in-lbs) (B16 specs) 

 

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SPEED SENSOR TO TRANNY BOLT 
9ft-lbs (108in-lbs) 

 

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ALTERNATOR TOP BOLT 
17ft-lbs (204in-lbs) (all B series) 

ALTERNATOR BOTTOM BOLT 
33ft-lbs (396in-lbs) (all B series) 

 

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CRANK PULLEY BOLT 
130ft-lbs (1560in-lbs) (90+ Teg) 

If the crankpulley bolt is new: 

145ft-lbs (1740in-lbs) loosen it a little, then re-tighten to 130ft-lbs (final spec) 

87ft-lbs (1044in-lbs) (B16A, first gen) 
**not sure what torque is for B16A2 and B16A3's** 

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TIMING BELT TENSIONER 
40ft-lbs (480in-lbs) (all B series) 

 

DRIVER SIDE BRACKET TO BLOCK (x3) 
40ft-lbs (480in-lbs) (all B series) 

DRIVERS SIDE BRACKET STUD & BOLT 
54ft-lbs (648in-lbs) (all B series) 

DRIVER SIDE ENGINE TO CHASSIS MOUNT BOLT 
40ft-lbs (480in-lbs) (all B series) 
 

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TRANNY MOUNT TO TRANNY BOLTS (x3) 
54ft-lbs (648in-lbs) (all B series) 

TRANNY MOUNT TO CHASSIS BOLT 
40ft-lbs (480in-lbs) (all B series) 

 

REAR ENGINE BRACKET TO TRANNY BOLTS (x3) 
43ft-lbs (516in-lbs) (1 passenger side) 86.8ft-lbs (1041in-lbs) (2 driver side) (94+ Teg specs) 
43ft-lbs (516in-lbs) (90-93 Teg / B16 specs) 

REAR ENGINE BRACKET TO MOUNT BOLT 
43ft-lbs (516in-lbs) (all B series) 
 

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REAR MOUNT TO REAR SUB FRAME BOLTS (x3) 
43ft-lbs (516in-lbs) (all B series) 

TRANNY TO BLOCK BOLTS (x5) 
47ft-lbs (564in-lbs) (all B series) 

LONG AND SHORT STARTER BOLTS 
33ft-lbs (396in-lbs) (all B series) 

 

CLUTCH COVER LOWER BOLTS (8mm) 
17ft-lbs (204in-lbs) (all B series) 

CLUTCH COVER UPPER BOLTS (6mm) 
9ft-lbs (108in-lbs) (all B series) 

INTERMEDIATE SHAFT TO BLOCK BOLTS (x3) 
28ft-lbs (336in-lbs) (all B series) 

FRONT AND REAR STIFFENER TO TRANNY BOLT 
42ft-lbs (504in-lbs) (all B series) 
 

FRONT AND REAR STIFFENER VERTICAL BOLTS 
17ft-lbs (204in-lbs) (all B series) 
 

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INTAKE MANIFOLD BOLTS 
17ft-lbs (204in-lbs) (all B series) 

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EXHAUST MANIFOLD BOLTS 
23ft-lbs (276in-lbs) (all B series) 

BALL JOINT CASTLE NUT 
40ft-lbs (480in-lbs) 

LCA TO DAMPER FORK LOWER NUT 
47ft-lbs (564in-lbs) 

DAMPER FORK UPPER BOLT 
32ft-lbs (384in-lbs) 

32mm AXLE SPINDLE NUT 
134ft-lbs (1608in-lbs) 

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OIL DRAIN PLUG 
33ft-lbs (396in-lbs) (all B series) 

TRANNY FILL PLUG 
33ft-lbs (396in-lbs) (all B series) 

TRANNY DRAIN PLUG 
29ft-lbs (348in-lbs) (all B series) 

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SPARK PLUGS 

13ft-lbs (156in-lbs)