In Reply to: Re: OK, maybe I have to loosen the bolts posted by Bruce(OR) on March 15, 2021 at 08:10:24:
I read in another manual 18-21 lb-ft. Still seems low to me. My Ford manual FO-4 states to just tighten securely. It also stated to install the pump with the bolts loose, install the pto shaft. Then it said to rotate the engine several revolutions to centre the pump. So it shouldn't hurt anything to install the battery and hit the starter and let it turn over a few times.
I have the FO-4 manual, don't know why I didn't read about the pump R&R.