We’ve discussed previously what a drag following rules can sometimes be. We don’t always like doing what we’re supposed to.

But when it comes to torque sequences and recommended torque specifications, rebellion isn’t half as cool (or financially responsible) as following rules.

Torque specifications vary by fastener brand, lubricants used, and other factors.

But the correct head bolt torque sequence tends to remain constant for each specified engine.

OnAllCylinders has created a series of quick-reference infographics containing the torque sequences of several engines makes.

For this torque-sequence guide, we’re focusing on Ford 6-cylinder engines.

Ford six-cylinder torque sequence guide

(Infographic by OnAllCylinders’ Lori Sams)

Author: Matt Griswold

After a 10-year newspaper journalism career, Matt Griswold spent another decade writing about the automotive aftermarket and motorsports. He was part of the original OnAllCylinders editorial team when it launched in 2012.