We’ve got a TON of respect for the guys who make their living cranking on wrenches at dealerships all over the country. Their jobs are often thankless and let’s be honest, when there is some sort of big time screw up in the engineering department that makes it into production these are the people who actually make the fixes. When you think about how the job of a dealer mechanic has evolved over the years from setting points and packing wheel bearings to working on today’s technology packed cars and trucks, it is pretty wild. In this case we see Adam Kamm, a Ford mechanic perform the 261 step (literally, no exaggeration) process of torquing the heads on a new 6.7L Ford Powerstroke diesel short block. The video is only 30-seconds long because it was shot in time lapse but yours arms will get tired watching him work.
The 6.7L Powerstroke makes 820 lb/ft of torque from the factory which is pretty much nuts. That much twist means that the engine needs to be built like an anvil and when you see this head installation you’ll start to understand that. If you’ve ever complained when torquing the heads down on your small block V8, after watching this you’ll never have anything to complain about again. We’re thinking that Kamm woke up the day after this with an arm that looked like Popeye’s. Wow.