Originally Posted by JONWisconsin
I cannot remember how much torque I put mine right now. However, I was surprised when I visited the Ford dealer with the numbers they gave me. They were low in my opinion, but did what I was told by them.
I really appreciate the reply. I have a feeling these bolts were just installed as self tapping bolts, and are not really meant to be taken out and reinstalled.
In fact I was surprised when I could remove them with just a 3/8 ratchet handle. I'm going to think about it and either retap the holes, or even put a through bolt, at least in one of the holes.
It's like the spring clamps they put on the radiator hoses. Makes it easier for manufacturing, but not for maintenance.