My hat off to everyone who posted here on our idler arm fixes. I was wondering if I was going to do it the right way (move the pipes or cut the old bolt and new one upside down). I'm going to try the bushings out first the maybe scratch my head a bit. A BIG thanks to Steve, I think it was, for suggesting an upside down bolt and having no problems doing it that way, it does have a lock nut on it. What are the torque specs on the nut/bolt assembly for the idler arm?
1991 300SE (my ride, 279,000 miles, looks almost new
1954 Cadillac (21 yo son's car, he bought when age 15)
1972 SeaBird 19 ft runabout (old but solid, slant six, Volvo sterndrive perfect condition, undergoing complete overhaul and refit)
1998 Toyota Rav4 (my sons daily driver when he is in the Continental US, PROUDLY serving in US Navy)