The 8th Gen Riviera Resource
 
HomeDashboardFAQSearchRiviera Questions & AnswersWrite-Ups IndexRegisterRelated LinksMemberlistLog in
Share | 
 

 Torque value for chassis ground bolt

Go down 
AuthorMessage
al_roethlisberger
Junkie
avatar

Name : Al Roethlisberger
Age : 49
Location : Sanford, NC
Joined : 2013-03-12
Post Count : 930
Merit : 21

PostSubject: Torque value for chassis ground bolt   Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:10 pm


The factory service manual doesn't seem to provide the recommended torque value for the primary chassis ground, where the negative battery terminal is grounded under the back seat on the passenger side. It just says, make sure it is tight.

I've removed mine a handful of times to add a couple grounds and although I can tighten it to what seems acceptable, it also feels like it is just on the brink of stripping out. It's hard to tell if it is tight enough though or even over tightened.

Does anyone know what the torque value is for this bolt?

Thanks
Al
Back to top Go down
AA
Administrator
avatar

Name : Aaron
Age : 40
Location : C-bus, Ohio
Joined : 2007-01-13
Post Count : 18327
Merit : 240

PostSubject: Re: Torque value for chassis ground bolt   Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:11 am

It really doesn't need much torque at all. Just snug enough to make the ground connector crush flat to the chassis, and not so loose that it will vibrate the screw free. 10 ft-lb should do it.

Torque specs are more important for structural assemblies, moving suspension components, and engine parts that expand & contract with heat.

_________________
'98 SC Riviera 281k miles 298 HP/370 TQ 0-60: 5.79s ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 4087 lb 20.1 avg MPG Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley AL104 plugs 180 t-stat FWI w/K&N 1.9:1 rockers OR pushrods LS6 valve springs SLP headers ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts MaxAir shocks Addco sway bars UMI bushings GM STB Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus SS lines Brembo slotted discs DHP tuned Aeroforce Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO 85k miles 0-60: 4.8s 16.9 avg MPG Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe 116k miles 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica 152k miles 0-60: yes
Because free
Back to top Go down
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/657082/4
robotennis61
Guru
avatar

Name : robotennis
Age : 56
Location : las vegas
Joined : 2007-12-17
Post Count : 5560
Merit : 142

PostSubject: Re: Torque value for chassis ground bolt   Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:35 am

Before resembling the connections I would get some sandpaper and sand the terminals until bright.this will give you a good corrosion free ground connection.
Back to top Go down
al_roethlisberger
Junkie
avatar

Name : Al Roethlisberger
Age : 49
Location : Sanford, NC
Joined : 2013-03-12
Post Count : 930
Merit : 21

PostSubject: Re: Torque value for chassis ground bolt   Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:21 pm


Thanks guys
Back to top Go down
 
Torque value for chassis ground bolt
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Riviera Performance ::   General Tech :: Interior-
Jump to: