TORQUE TABLES - Continued
For Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) fasteners, determine the threads per inch by counting the
threads. For metric fasteners, determine the thread pitch using a thread pitch gauge.
Determine the type of markings on the bolt you are torquing by comparing the markings on the head of the
bolt with the chart below.
Figure 4. Bolt Head Markings.
Determine if this will be a wet or dry torque.
Wet torque is any bolt that is lubricated or coated with an antiseize compound.
Dry torque is any bolt that is not lubricated or coated with an antiseize compound.
Find the bolt to be torqued in the tables located in this WP.
Locate the diameter of the bolt.
Determine the threads per inch for the SAE fastener or the thread pitch for the metric fastener.
Slide across the table to the proper grade.
Choose wet or dry.
Slide down the proper column and across the proper row until they intersect; this is the proper torque