Our King XP Bearings are set into the block saddles and given a coat of engine oil on there crank side. It is important to keep the block side dry.
The cap sides of the studs are lubricated with ARP assembly lube. This is critical for getting the torque readings correct.
Our ARP studs are screwed into the block. The studs are much stronger than the stock bolts and can be re-torqued many times if need be. Studs also don’t wear out the threads in the block.
The studs are tightened into the block.
The nuts for the ARP studs are lubricated with ARP assembly lube under the head. This is also a critical lubrication point for accurate torque readings.
All of the studs are now tight in the block and lubricated up. Now its time to temporarily install the main caps.