Torque figures--NA (MK1) NB (MK2)

Item ft/lbs Nm in/lbs
General      
Spark plugs 11-17 11-17   132-204
Engine oil drain plug (19mm) 22-30 31-41  
Gearbox drain plug (24mm) 29-43 35-59  
Gearbox fill plug (square) 18-29 25-39  
Differential drain plug (24mm) 29-40 39-54  
Differential fill plug (23mm) 29-40 39-54  
Wheel nuts 66-86 89-117  
       
Suspension      
Swaybar bushing bolts      
Front 13-20 18-26  
Rear 14-21 20-28  
Swaybar end link bolts, both ends 27-40 36-54  
Upper shock mount plate bolts 22-27 29-36  
Upper shock nuts 23-34 31-46  
Lower shock bolt 54-69 73-93  
Lower control arm bolt, front 54-69 73-93  
Spindle (vertical) bolt 54-68 73-93  
Camber adjustment bolts, (D or H-style)       
Front 69-83 94-112  
Rear 54-70 73-95  
       
Brakes      
Front/rear bracket bolts 36-51 49-69  
Caliper bolts,      
 Front 58-65 78-88  
Rear 25-29 34-39  
Front/rear banjo bolts 16-22 22-29  
Rear adjuster plug bolt 9-12 12-16  
       
Engine & Cooling      
Crank pulley bolt (1990 - early 1991) 80-87 108-118  
(plus Loctite 242-blue)      
Crank pulley bolt (late 1991 - present) 116-122 157-165  
(plus Loctite 242-blue)      
Cam cover bolts (must be done in correct order)**     43-78
Alternator mounting bolt 27-38 43-78  
Alternator tension adjustment bolt 14-19 19-25  
Water pump - 4 bolts to block 14-19 19-25  
Water inlet pipe - 2 bolts to water pump 14-19 19-25  
Radiator - upper bolts 14-19 19-25  
Thermostat cover - 2 bolts 14-19 19-25  
Timing belt tensioner bolt & idler pulley bolt 28-38 38-52  
Timing belt cover bolts 14-18 19-24  
Cylinder head bolts (must be done in stages and in correct order.)*** 56-60 76-81  
       
Intake / Exhaust      
Airflow meter bolts     69-95
Intake manifold bracket 27-40 36-54  
O2 sensor by feel, as close to 22-36    
Exhaust pipe clamp bolt (to bell housing) 15-20 21-27  
Bell housing bolts 48-65 65-88  
Exhaust header nuts 28-34 38-46  
Cat converter nuts (both ends) 30-41 40-55  
       
Clutch      
Transmission front cover bolts 14-18 19-24  
Flywheel bolts 71-75 96-102  
Pressure plate bolts 14-19 19-25  
Bell housing bolts 48-65 65-88  
Prop shaft nuts 20-22 27-30  
Power plant frame bolts 77-91 104-123  
Starter motor bolts 28-38 38-51  
Starter motor mounting bracket bolts 28-38 38-51  
Slave cylinder fluid tube     113-190
Slave cylinder mounting bolts 12-16 16-22  

** Cam cover bolt tightening sequence

***What stages means, is that you tighten the bolts to a torque less than the final figure, it doesn’t matter what that is, so long as you tighten all the bolts to the same setting. For example, set to about 35 pounds and torque all the bolts, then up it to 40 pounds and repeat, finally set to 55 and repeat the sequence.