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Do not over tighten,, this torque doesn't really need a setting,, make them just over finger tight and then using a socket or wrench give them each a quarter turn

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I agree there is no exact torque spec. And that is because you need to avoid pinching the gasket.
Start in the center and work your way out in a widening circle.
Just take out the loose slack on the first pass.
Do the extra quarter turn on the second pass.
But then wait 5 minutes, maybe warming up the engine, and check them again.
Gaskets take a little time to compress.
The goal is just to avoid it coming loose.

Posted on Aug 04, 2010


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SOURCE: amount of torque on valve cover bolts

it's 12 nM which appears to convert to about 9 foot lbs of torque.... if your torque wrench has nM use that.


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SOURCE: valve cover torque

17 ft lbs

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SOURCE: 2000 VW jetta; what is the torque for valve cover and plenum

I briefly looked online and did not see any info direct6ly relating to the torque spec of the cover bolts. I would guess around 15 ft lbs.--not too much--the head is aluminium--best way to go is to walk up to the service counter of the VW dealer and ask him to provide that information. You have the car and they built it!

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SOURCE: vale cover torque specs

They are 84 inch-lbs. I just got done replacing the gasket on a 92 also.

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SOURCE: Torque for tightening Valve cover bolts on Kia Sportage 95

The gasket has metal torque limiters.use your own judgement just dont break the bolts

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