VN,VP,VR,VS 5.0 LITRE V8 ENGINE General Specs

NOTE: all measurements of force are in Nm (newton meter's unless otherwise stated) If you need help converting them, check in our Technical Section for converstion!

Cylinder numbers (drive belt end-to-transmission end)
Left bank 2-4-6-8
Right bank 1-3-5-7
Firing order 1-2-7-8-4-5-6-3

Inlet manifold to cylinder head bolts in sequence
Step one 12 to 17
Step two 34 to 41
Motor mount to bracket nuts 20 to 28
Motor mount bolts (otherís) 34 to 46
Sump to block bolts 8 to 10
Rocker arm pivot bolts 24 to 32
Valve cover bolts
Vn 8 to 10

Camshaft
Lobe lift 6.49 to 6.75
Bearing journal diameter
No 1 and 2 47.960 to 47.978mm
No 3 and 4 47.452 to 47.478mm
No 5 40.107 to 40.132mm
Bearing Clearance
New 0.04 to 0.10mm
Max allowed clearance .14mm
End play .051 to .356nm
Bend limit .05mm

Torque specifications (all measurements in Newton Meters Nm)
Camshaft sprocket and fuel pump eccentric bolt 61 to 74
Camshaft trust plate (locator)bolt 68 to 81
Crankshaft balancer-to crankshaft bolt, minimum 190
Crankshaft pulley to balancer bolts 22 to 28
Cylinder head bolts, in sequence
Vn, Vp,
Step one 47 to 53
Step two 67 to 73
Step three 91 to 102 Vr, Vs series
Step one 50 to 55
Step two 77 to 83
Exhaust manifold to cylinder head studs/bolts 24 to 28
Exhaust pipe to exhaust manifold nuts
Vn
Vp,Vr,Vs 15 to 35
Flywheel/drive plate to crankshaft bolts 81 to 88
Front cover bolts 23 to 30

Oil pump
Gear back lash .2286 to 0.3819mm
Gear protrusion from housing .051 to .153mm
Oil pump to block bolts 8 to 10 Nm
Oil pump regulator plug 34 to 46 Nm
Oil filter adapter to oil pump bolts 17 to 22 Nm
Oil filter adapter-to-timing chain cover bolts 27 to 35 Nm
Oil pump
Cover screws 6 to 7 Nm
Pick-up tube to block bolts 8 to 10 Nm