The books call for 74 ft lbs of torque with no mention of thread locker or anti-seez. 74 lbs torque sounds a little high to me, since the bolt goes to an aluminum threaded bellhousing. It also seems to me that since it is a steel bolt going to aluminum that it should have something on it. Clean mounting pad. Inspect bolt holes in aperture for thread sealant used on OEM bolts. Clean these internal threads with wire brush to clear the material. Remove shop towel. 5. Check transmission for proper PTO driver gear and location. Do not place anything in or near PTO opening while the engine is running.
Be sure not to use too much sealant as it will ooze into the bolt holes and will cause the bolts to not torque correctly. If you get sealant in the holes, you will need to clean it out with brake cleaner and an air nozzle or with a tap. Torque the case bolts in a criss-cross pattern to 55 ft. lbs. be sure to use threadlocker.
CDI Torque Wrenches and Temperature Ranges. CDI click-style ("clicker") torque wrenches: Avoid storing CDI clickers below 32 degrees Fahrenheit and above 120 degrees Fahrenheit. When a wrench is stored below freezing, you run the risk of developing condensation that can cause the internals to rust, affecting the accuracy and performance of the tool.