Well well well - MAJOR kudos to Jeff F. aka PopEyes's Hemi
He really went above and beyond the call of duty (not bad for an old guy from the coast guard )
He has culled through the depths of this thread, shared information, and beyond to put together a great document.
We've split it and posted it to google documents and it is consumable by the entire LX Community now.
Please take care to read through the content, it is entirely usable at your own RISK.
Updates and comments to updates can be sent to PopEye or myself and we'll edit as time permits.
Hope this continues to help others looking to educate, install, understand or whatever other purpose you use the content for.
Cam Heads Headers Install Part 1
Cam Heads Headers Install Part 2
Well, I'll start this and edit as necessary. As I've searched, researched, and searched some more, I've read a ton of great informative threads on cam/head installs.
For those making search your friend you quickly realize titles make it tough to get all the great resources....so....here it is, an attempt to put all the forum brainpower, pics and information in one in easy to find place.
Post any other threads and I'll gladly add them.
Really Fast Cars with New Internals
Pics of Bipto's
Pics of Hemi31's
Pics of JonzMagnum's
Pics of BrilliantBlackHemi's
Pics of Bipto -more
Precision Motorsports Install
Metgo & mtcraigco
Slim & Boogie
Gary's mighty fine install
BritishNate V6 Install
RWalshPhoto's 3.5 Inertia Install
1) new oil and filter
2) antifreeze and distilled water (+ Zerex additive for certain 6.1s)
3) windshield washer fluid if you have a 300 with headlight squirters
4) motor assembly lube (can use motor oil too)
5) magnets for holding the lifters back - not needed if pulling heads too(we used Craftsman screw starters which were perfect, but pricey at $6 a piece x 16)
6) new crankshaft bolt
7) new cam bolt (can re-use the old one, but I figured since I was putting in a new cam, why not a new bolt too)
If doing head swap too, you'll also need:
1) Long head bolts or studs - (20)
2) Short head bolts or studs - (10)
3) Exhaust manifold/header bolts
4) Head gaskets (2)
5) Exhaust gaskets (2)
6) Intake manifold gaskets (2) - may be able to re-use the old ones, but they often tear.
Full set of metric sockets (10mm - 15mm mostly)
Screwdrivers for clips, clamps, etc..
Torque wrench for proper specs
Oil Pan & Oil filter wrench
3/8" and 1/4" ratchets, with plenty of various extension lengths
5/8" swivel spark plug socket
Harmonic Balancer puller (can rent for free from auto parts stores)
Valve Spring Compressor (can rent for free from auto parts stores)
Plenty of Rags
Parts and Part numbers
6.1L Head Gasket (2)- 5037 592AA
6.1L Intake Manifold Gasket (2) - 5037 503AA
6.1L Head to block bolt primary (20) - 6506 694AA
6.1L Head to block bolt secondary (10) - 6506 334AA
Crank bolt (1) - 6506 340AA
OEM 6.1L Header bolt (16) - 6503 131; Hex flange head M8x1 bolt
TORQUE CHART 5.7L ENGINE
DESCRIPTION N·m Ft. In.
Block Pipe Plugs
20 — 177
(3/8 NPT) 27 — 240
Camshaft Sprocket—Bolt 122 90 —
Camshaft Tensioner Plate—Bolts 28 — 250
Timing Chain Case Cover—Bolts 28 — 250
Lifting Stud 55 40 —
Connecting Rod Cap—Bolts 21
plus 90° Turn
plus 90° Turn
Main Bearing Cap—Bolts
plus 90° Turn
28 — —
Step 1 34 25 —
Step 2 54 40 —
Step 3 Turn 90° Turn 90° —
M-8 Bolts —
Step 1 20 15 —
Step 2 34 25 —
Cylinder Head Cover—Bolts 8 — 70
Exhaust Manifold to Cylinder Head 25 — 220
Flexplate to crankshaft—Bolts 95 70 —
Flywheel to crankshaft—Bolts 75 55 —
Front Insulator—Through bolt/nut 95 70 —
Front Insulator to Block—Bolts 95 70 —
Generator—Mounting Bolt 55 40 —
9 - 1530 ENGINE - 5.7L SERVICE INFORMATION
DESCRIPTION N·m Ft. In.
Intake Manifold—Bolts Refer to Procedure
Lifter Guide Holder 12 — 106
Oil Pan Bolts 12 - 105
Oil Dipstick Tube 12 — 105
Oil Pan—Drain Plug 27 20 —
Oil Pump—Attaching Bolts 28 — 250
Oil Pump Pickup Tube – Bolt and Nut 28 — 250
Rear Seal Retainer Attaching Bolts 15 — 132
Rear Insulator to Bracket— 68 50 —
Rear Insulator to Crossmember 41 30 —
Rear Insulator to Transmission— 68 50 —
Rear Insulator Bracket—Bolts 68 50 —
Rocker Arm—Bolts 22 (nm)— 195 (In.lbs)
Spark Plugs — — —
Thermostat Housing—Bolts 28 — 250
Throttle Body—Bolts 12 — 105
Vibration Damper—Bolt 176 129 —
Water Pump to Timing Chain 28 — 250
also the downloadable Service Manual (courtesy of Factory D): New Service Manual Download Link
Last edited by PaCharger; 04-08-2009 at 01:52 PM. Reason: adding threads
**No Longer an LX Owner - just a crazy lurker with sign on priveleges
Here's my write-up. Its for a 6.1 cam swap, but has a lot of the steps needed to do heads and cam.
Instructions and tips for doing a cam swap...
"The 5.7L engine was designed to be a balance of cost, weight, and power. The SRT 6.1L engine was designed to kick ass." - Team SRT
"She'll make point five past lightspeed. She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid. I've made a lot of special modifications myself." Han Solo - the future of Hot Rodding
keep 'em coming. Almost pm'd you and erik to find the rest......figure it's good late night winter reading anyhow. Thanks eric
06 Magnum R/T Midnight Blue
Inertia Motorsports Heads decked .030 (10.3 CR), FRI Hellfire cam, AirHammer, JBA Headers, JBA Mids, JBA Cat-back, Diablo Predator, 6.1 Injectors and rails, ZEX N2O Kit, Nitrous Outlet N2O plate,180* T-Stat, DashHawk, Police Package oil cooler
11.89 @ 116.94, 1.99 60', stock converter and tires http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t...m/SCAN0007.jpg
lmao, thanks bipto..i also linked to your pics, hope you don't mind. funny, when you posted I was already reading your threads and realized I didn't have your's - the original!
I'd love to post mine but Bipto has it all........I was too busy to take pics
PARAMOUNT HTCNag1,Flexplate,Converter,3.73 8.8 and Driveshaft,PWR 462 ,PWR Apache Heads,Billet Tech Covers,CTP Twins ,HHP parts support.Grille by DodgeMagnumGrille.com email@example.com so far.
And mine. I ended up having to take my own as the photographer I brought along ended up wanting to get his hands dirty too.
06 Inferno Red Magnum SRT8
Pretty stuff: Blinker mod, Silverstars, Auto Headlight, ERF Backups, 22Elite console w/Jina's stitching
Go-fast stuff: Arrington 426 w/607 cam and FRI Heads by BFNY Performance, Tuned by HemiTuner, Kooks, Protorque 2800, Airhammer, 180 t-stat, Cool-It, B&B Catback
11.42@117 - 1.579 60' juiced
thanks dave....anyone else know of someone I should be looking for? A thread from way back two months ago
Not a howto, just an experience....
Got my PPP Stage II Heads, Got my PPP Track Warrior XL Cam, Got my PPP Diablo Tune...
Super Bee #0427 of 1000 with USW Forged Wheels
Mopar CAI, Corsa Exhaust, Diablo canned tune, Drag Radials, Skinnies
12.217 @ 117 mph