what's torque for bolts when replacing valve cover gasket on 87 300e
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12-07-2003, 01:05 PM
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Southern California
Those are 6mm bolts which are about the same as 1/4-inch SAE.
I wouldn't go more than 8 lb-ft; 9 NM is only 6.5 lb-ft.
Most of the specs I have for various 1/4-inch SAE or 6mm Metric bolts into aluminum threads are in the range of 40-100 lb-in.
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