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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You need an aftermarket serviice manual from Haynes or Chilton.
They will have that kind of info.
I know of no car (I don't know them all) where that is needed and depending on the cover material (sheet steel or cast), could lead to warping and new leaks. I always use a thin film of silicone whether it is specified or not and there are torque specs for ALL valve covers I have ever seen.
Posted on Sep 13, 2008
When you change your valve cover gaskets just make sure that they have a good snug feeling. ( Do not over tighten them) this will pouch the gasket out or break a bolt off. It does not take much to get them tight . just a good snug.
Posted on Apr 04, 2009
SOURCE: torque specs for valve cover
not sure there is such a thing. I've never seen anybody use a torque wrench on valve cover bolts. Just use a nut driver (screwdriver type) or a 1/4 inch drive ratchet, and tighten as much as you can. They don't need to be very tight.
Posted on May 04, 2009
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