Always verify the part number for your application with the part number on the side of box and the
part number on the instruction sheet. This will help ensure you have the correct installation
procedure for your specific application before installing any components.
To ensure proper thread engagement and accurate torque readings, clean ALL threads in the block and the
threads in the cylinder head that secure the rocker arm pedestal to the head. Chase if necessary with ARP
Thread Chaser(s), part numbers 912-0008 (M12 x 1.75) and 912-0001 (M8 x 1.25).
Clean and inspect all hardware prior to installation. Look for obvious defects or shipping damages, plus
proper fit, length and dimension (see illustration B on reverse side).
If the cylinder head studs protrude into a water jacket, lubricate the block threads of the studs with ARP
Screw studs into the block “HAND TIGHT ONLY”.
NOTE: LOCTITE MAY BE USED IF PERMANENT MOUNTING OF THE STUD IS PREFERRED. THE
FASTENERS, HOWEVER, MUST BE TORQUED PRIOR TO THE LOCTITE SETTING UP.
Install the cylinder heads and check for binding or misalignment.
Install the pushrods.
Install the rocker arms and the rocker arm pedestals onto the cylinder head as an assembly according to
OEM procedures. Make sure the dowel on the bottom of each pedestal is aligned properly with the
alignment holes in the cylinder head and the pedestals are sitting down flush on the head with the valve lash
adjusters completely backed off.
Lubricate the stud threads, nuts and washers with ARP ULTRA-TORQUE FASTENER ASSEMBLY
LUBRICANT. ARP recommends using the ARP ULTRA-TORQUE FASTENER ASSEMBLY
LUBRICANT that is provided with each kit as opposed to motor oil. This is due to higher friction on
the studs as well as inconsistencies in the clamping force of the fasteners when motor oil (or low
quality lubricant) is used. Also apply ARP Ultra-Torque Assembly Lubricant to the threads on the
secondary 8mm rocker arm pedestal (hold down) bolts.
Install the washers and the 12pt nuts onto the cylinder head studs and tighten them hand tight.
Install the secondary 8mm rocker arm pedestal (hold down) bolts into the cylinder head. Tighten the bolts
hand tight. Note: The secondary 8mm rocker arm pedestal (hold down) bolts must be installed in
place before tightening the head studs to properly align the tips of the rocker arms with the valve
PRELOAD (TORQUE) RECOMMENDATIONS
Following the manufacturers recommended torque sequence tighten the nuts in three equal steps
to the specifications listed below with ARP ULTRA-TORQUE FASTENER ASSEMBLY LUBRICANT.
M12 studs 150 ft lbs M8 bolts 25 ft lbs