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Valve cover and Oil pan bolt torque

I'm replacing oil pan gasket and valve cover gasket, looking for torque on bolts for both. Also any series of tightening order if there is one.

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    what are torque specs for bolts on 2003 mazda 6 valve cover

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    Valve cover bolts

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Inside to outside for torque pattern, 7 foot lbs. or 144 inch lbs.

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Removal & Installation

2.4L Engine

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Drain the engine oil.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable Structural collar A/C compressor bracket to oil pan bolt Oil pan
  4. Clean the oil pan and all gasket mating surfaces.

To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:

    Oil pan gasket to the block after applying engine RTV at the oil pump parting line Oil pan. Torque the bolts to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm). Structural collar Negative battery cable
  2. Fill the crankcase to the correct level.
  3. Start the engine, check for leaks and repair if necessary.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Drain the engine oil.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable Structural collar A/C compressor bracket to oil pan bolt Oil pan
  4. Clean the oil pan and all gasket mating surfaces.

To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:

    Oil pan gasket to the block after applying engine RTV at the oil pump parting line Oil pan. Torque the bolts to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm). Structural collar Negative battery cable
  2. Fill the crankcase to the correct level.
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3.0L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Drain the engine oil.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable Starter motor Front motor mount bracket Bending braces Torque converter dust shield Oil pan

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    Fig. Oil pan mounting bolt tightening sequence-3.0L engine


To install:
  1. Clean the oil pan all mating surfaces.
  2. Apply RTV gasket material to the oil pan.
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Oil pan. Tighten the bolts in sequence to 50 inch lbs. (6 Nm). Torque converter dust shield Bending braces Front motor mount bracket Starter motor Negative battery cable
  4. Fill the crankcase to the correct level.
  5. Start the engine, check for leaks and repair if necessary.

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Drain the engine oil.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable Engine oil dipstick Drive belt splash shield Strut to transaxle attaching bolt and loosen the strut to engine attaching bolts Transaxle case cover Oil pan fasteners Oil pan and gasket

To install:
  1. Clean the oil pan and all mating surfaces.
  2. Apply a 1 / 8 inch bead of gasket material at the parting line of the chain case cover and the real seal retainer.
  3. Install or connect the following:

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  4. Fill the crankcase to the correct level.
  5. Start the engine, check for leaks and repair if necessary.

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  2. Drain the engine oil.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable Engine oil dipstick Drive belt splash shield Strut to transaxle attaching bolt and loosen the strut to engine attaching bolts Transaxle case cover Oil pan fasteners Oil pan and gasket

To install:
  1. Clean the oil pan and all mating surfaces.
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  3. Install or connect the following:

    New gasket on the oil pan Oil pan. Torque the bolts to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm). Transaxle case cover All bending brace bolts Drive belt splash shield Engine oil dipstick Negative battery cable
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    • Timing mark alignment-4.8L, 5.3L & 6.0L 9308kg61.gif

    • Locate the camshaft sprocket alignment mark in the 6 o'clock position and install the camshaft sprocket and timing chain
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  2. Lubricate the front cover oil seal bore with clean engine oil.
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  4. Install the front cover gasket, cover, and bolts onto the engine.
  5. Install the front cover-to-oil pan bolts and do not overtighten.
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  8. Install tool J41476 or other suitable tool.
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  14. Tighten the front cover bolts;
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    • Bracket bolts and the bracket for the turbocharger outlet coolant pipe
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    • O-ring from the front cover Engine front cover-6.6L engine 9348ng32.gif

    • Oil pressure relief valve from the front cover
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  1. Clean and inspect all sealing surfaces.
  2. Install or connect the following:
    • Oil pressure relief valve with a new O-ring and tighten the valve
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  3. Apply a 1/8 in. (2-3mm) wide to 1/16 in. (0.5-1.5mm) high bead of sealant to the front cover sealing surfaces to the engine block and oil pan.
  4. Install or connect the following:
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    • Oil fill tube
    • Drive belt
    • Upper fan shroud
    • Right front fender splash shield and wheel
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  6. Inspect the engine for leaks.
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Then use an oil catcher pan,,and let the oil plug go,,drain out all of the oil,,,then remove all of the oil pan mounting bolts, leaving one on each side MIDDLE,, so the pan doesnt fall on your head.
Then carefullt remove the last two bolts while supporting the pan.
When you have the pan down, and out of the way,,you shoul dbe able to see the two oil pump mounting bolts up near the crank shaft above the pickup tube.
Remove the two bolts,,then carefully take down the oil pump.
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Then re-install the oil pan,,,with a new gasket,,make sure the gasket does not slip away from the seams,,and only torque the oil pan bolts to around 14lbs per sqaure inch,,,better still check your manual to find proper torque specs.
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and then Congratulations,,you are done!!

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