Pressure plate bolts- need some clarification

Discussion in '2005+ Mustang GT 4.6L Tech' started by ghunt81, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. ghunt81

    ghunt81 New parts on old junk! S197 Team Member

    I can't seem to find a straight answer on this when I search online.

    First off, are the original pressure plate bolts TTY or not? I can't find factory replacements anywhere online, only upgraded ones (like ARP or Ford Racing), which makes me wonder if they are.

    Second, what is the torque supposed to be on them? Found a figure on a few sites of 14-24 ft-lbs, have seen it posted elsewhere when people say they are TTY that they are 33 ft-lbs + 60 degrees. So I'm just a little confused.
  2. Midlife Crises

    Midlife Crises Member

    The instructions I have say remove the pressure plate bolts and discard. Always use new bolts. Pretty clear!
    The torque spec. listed is 45Nm or 33ft/lb plus 60 Degrees. That is TTY.
    If you purchase ARP bolts they will come with their own torque spec. that is not TTY.
  3. ghunt81

    ghunt81 New parts on old junk! S197 Team Member

    Well, I didn't know that and couldn't find a definitive answer on that anywhere.

    Alright, I ordered some ARP bolts.
  4. JeremyH

    JeremyH 3V Fuel Guru S197 Team Member

    I run the arp, 3rd clutch now and do 35 ftlbs.
  5. Mustang Mark

    Mustang Mark forum member

    A good rule of thumb is if the torque spec calls for anything +XX degrees they are TTY and should be discarded.
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