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Old 04 Jul 2011, 02:06 pm
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I've spent some time here looking for the torque settings and tightening sequence but can't seem to find it. Does anyone have the torque setting and sequence for the valve cover on a 2004.

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Old 04 Jul 2011, 04:29 pm
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Snug, and then maybe a pinch more. Really, worrying about torque values on every single component bolted to your engine is unnecessary.

Use 1/4" drive, use one hand and most of all, use common sense. It'l be fine.
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Old 04 Jul 2011, 05:25 pm
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Snug, and then maybe a pinch more. Really, worrying about torque values on every single component bolted to your engine is unnecessary.

Use 1/4" drive, use one hand and most of all, use common sense. It'l be fine.
I never torque anything and never had a problem...
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Old 04 Jul 2011, 09:01 pm
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Default Re: Valve cover torque specs

I have a Hayne's Manual that's for 2001 through 2003. It says to tighten all the valeve cover bolts to 40 inch pounds, initially. Then--when all are at that setting, tighten all of them to 80 inch pounds. Then when all are that tight, do the final tightening to 105 inch pounds. Sounds like a weird way to do it, but I bet it won't leak if you follow these directions ....

Before doing this, apply a "light" coating of RTV sealant onto the corners of number 1 and number 6 camshaft bearing caps (I guess some oil will leak if this isn't done). In other words, the back corners as you're facing the engine from the front of the car.

Tightening sequence: Do all the middle ones first, starting with the bolt in the middle of the valve cover, then the one just above it, then the one just below it. Then do the same sequence for the left three bolts. Then do the same sequence for the right three bolts.

Then get a Hayne's manual, because it may not be perfect, but it shows a lot of torque settings and other stuff you will need in the future.

I don't wrench all that often anymore, so I use a torque wrench. My bad!

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Thanks, just the info I was looking for.

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