- Jun 6, 2013
- Reaction score
- Rochester, New York
- Ram Year
- 5.7 Hemi
The pad on the rocker arm shafts should never be removed, although there seems to be a 'natural' tendency for some folks to pry them off.Here's a couple photos of what I found. Looks like I'll have 9 exta mounting pads when I'm done.
This is the first time I've even heard of the mounting bolts breaking like that! I suspect they were bottomed out and jammed, which could happen if the mounting pad wasn't there. If they were over torqued I would expect the threads to pull out of the head.
By the way, they are three-step torqued: tighten to 7 pounds, then to 23 pounds, then back off 1/2 turn, and retorque to 23 pounds.
2019 Ram 1500 Billet Silver Quad Cab 2WD, 5.7 Hemi, 8HP75, 3.21 axle, 33-gallon fuel tank, factory dual exhaust, 18” wheels. Build date: 3 June 2018. Now at 84977 miles