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info on removing valve cover

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by d16racecar, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. d16racecar

    d16racecar New Member

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    i was planning on removing the valve cover tomarrow to paint it with blue heat paint but was not sure on the torque specs for the bolts and the tightening order when i go to put it back on ? any info is appreciated thankz
     
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    When installing a valve cover, lay a bead of silicone around the head surface. Then set the valve cover with the gasket in place on top of that. DO NOT press the cover down or torque the bolts down. Wait until the silicone sets up (read the package for how long, as the time varies). THEN torque the bolts/nuts down hand tight, starting at the center and working your way to the outside in a circular pattern. If you follow these steps, your valve cover is much less likely to leak oil.
     
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    It may not be necessary, but it will help if you have probs with it leaking. Depends on the engine, some VC are designed better and don't leak, some, you gotta put silicone on both sides of the gasket to prevent leakage (like chevy's :mad:)
     
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