This appendix lists standard torque values, as shown in Table H-1, and provides general information for applying
torque. Special torque values and tightening sequences are indicated in the maintenance procedures for applicable
a. Always use the torque values listed in Table H-1 when the maintenance procedure does not give a specific
b. Unless otherwise specified, standard torque tolerance shall be 10%.
c. Torque values are based on clean, dry threads. Reduce torque by 10% when engine oil is used as a
lubricant. Reduce torque by 20% if new plated capscrews are used.
d. Capscrews threaded into aluminum may require reductions in torque of 30% or more of Grade 5 capscrew
torque. Capscrew threaded into aluminum must also attain two capscrew diameters of thread engagement.