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post Nov 16 2007, 06:01 AM
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Ok guys, here's my problem. When I first got my car, I took my valve cover off to paint it. Well, like an idiot, I didn't replace the valve cover gasket. So now oil is leaking out of the valve cover, and I need to replace the valve cover gasket. The only problem is, I can't find any repair manuals (Haynes, Chilton, etc.) for my car. So here's my question: what are the torque specifications and what is the recommened tightening pattern for the valve cover bolts?
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post Nov 16 2007, 06:20 AM
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QUOTE (lil_rob @ Nov 16 2007, 07:01 AM) *
Ok guys, here's my problem. When I first got my car, I took my valve cover off to paint it. Well, like an idiot, I didn't replace the valve cover gasket. So now oil is leaking out of the valve cover, and I need to replace the valve cover gasket. The only problem is, I can't find any repair manuals (Haynes, Chilton, etc.) for my car. So here's my question: what are the torque specifications and what is the recommened tightening pattern for the valve cover bolts?

Go to a local shop and ask them if they can print out a spec sheet for you.

I just tighten them snug, and tightened them evenly, mine was fine.
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post Nov 16 2007, 06:27 AM
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well, i knew i had asked this before, but i couldnt find it using the search. something isnt working right apparently. i do know its a very low number, let me see if i can dig it up somewhere
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post Nov 16 2007, 06:32 AM
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cool. thanks
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post Nov 16 2007, 06:34 AM
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3.4 +/- .5 N-m
31 +/- 4 in-lb

from a post that was given to me from someone w/the eclipse service manual
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post Nov 16 2007, 07:18 AM
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cool. so i can just torque the bolts down to 31 lbs and be ok?
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post Nov 16 2007, 08:25 AM
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QUOTE (lil_rob @ Nov 16 2007, 11:18 AM) *
cool. so i can just torque the bolts down to 31 lbs and be ok?

yeah, but thats "inch" pounds, and not "foot" pounds, like i said, its hardly much
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okay, well here's my next problem. my torque wrench only has increments for "foot" pounds and not "inch" pounds. so what's the conversion?

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post Nov 16 2007, 08:42 AM
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post Nov 16 2007, 09:16 AM
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12 inches in a foot... 31 inches is about 2.5 ft/lbs. just like usin a ruler (IMG:http://www.2gstratus.org/forums/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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post Nov 16 2007, 09:51 AM
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Do headers have a reccomended torque setting, or or is it just Nice and Snug ft/lbs

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The service manual I posted has all the torque setting for everything.


That's for the exhaust manifold.

49 5 Nm
36 4 ft-lb
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post Nov 16 2007, 10:03 AM
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Oh sorry i didn't see that. Has anyone used that loctite instant gasket before? any good?
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post Nov 16 2007, 10:25 AM
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QUOTE (adio405 @ Nov 16 2007, 02:03 PM) *
Oh sorry i didn't see that. Has anyone used that loctite instant gasket before? any good?

on valve covers or what?
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post Nov 16 2007, 10:31 AM
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yea, valve cover. It says on the back, Outpreforms pre cut gaskets. you could also use it on oil pan, and trans cover
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QUOTE (adio405 @ Nov 16 2007, 02:31 PM) *
yea, valve cover. It says on the back, Outpreforms pre cut gaskets. you could also use it on oil pan, and trans cover

I dont know if id use it on the valve cover, but i used it on the transmission plate on the bottom. Dont apply it too thick, and make sure its dry before you add oil.
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post Nov 16 2007, 03:48 PM
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http://tearstone.com/eclipsefsm/GR00002900-11C.pdf
Page 22, just incase anyone wanted to see for themselves
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QUOTE (steadly2004 @ Nov 16 2007, 06:48 PM) *
http://tearstone.com/eclipsefsm/GR00002900-11C.pdf
Page 22, just incase anyone wanted to see for themselves


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