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What is the torque for the valve cover?

What is the torque for the valve cover?

Re: torque specs for valve cover bolts? It’s exactly 7 foot pounds or 83 inch pounds, which ever is on the torque wrench you have, and never use guesstimation when it comes to your car.

Does a valve cover need to be torqued?

the valve cover is just that, a cover, no need to break out the torque wrench. Just dont over tighten it, it will crack.

What do you need to know about valve covers?

A Billet Rail Fabricated Valve Cover’s mounting rail is machined out of billet aluminum, which is stronger and less likely to distort than a rigid rail, but it does add to the price. Other than clearance or appearance, the two main things to think about with valve covers are the breather and internal breather baffle designs.

What happens when you tighten a valve cover?

Eventually, the bolts are tightened to the point that the valve cover flange distorts and creates a leak at the gasket. Valve cover manufacturers offer load spreaders that go between the bolt and the cover and spread the bolt’s load (go figure) over a wider span, but the best fix is to just not get so aggressive with the ratchet and socket.

What are the drawbacks of cast aluminum valve covers?

The drawback is that the steel is very thin, which can warp under excessive bolt torque, making these covers difficult to seal at the gasket. In other words, they tend to leak oil if tightened down too hard. Cast aluminum covers are a little more expensive than stamped steel.

Where do you put the valve cover on a circle track car?

Here are two different orientations for vented breathers. Circle track cars often use the first design, putting the cover with the twin breathers on the left (inside) bank of the engine and leaving the outside cover breather-less.

What are the torque specs for valve cover bolts?

Valve cover bolts into header? VC bolts torque to 60 in-lbs (5 lb-fts). Are you talking about the exhaust heat shield bolts, maybe?

When to replace valve cover in 2014 2.5?

2014 2.5 that has a leaking valve cover (it’s been leaking for quite a while) and I’d like to prepare for replacing both once the weather warms up. I’d like to stick with OEM gaskets, unless someone has a reason not to (they lasted 100k).

Can a valve cover be tightened into a header?

Yeah valve cover bolts into header. I changed out the gasket and was getting raises in rmps when i let the clutch in because there was a vacuum leak. The valve cover wasnt tightened enough so air was getting in. My car shut out when i was like 5 mins away from my house.

Is the bottom of the valve cover dry?

The entire bottom of the valve cover is dry except for that back corner. When moving, the airflow isn’t helping any…the oil seems to be wicked around the back side of the head.

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Ruth Doyle