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Old 01-03-2002, 11:23 PM
Dan Rotigel
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torque spec on valve cover?

Hello all,

I'm cleaning up oil leaks in my 2.3 16v. How tight should the nuts be on the valve cover? Should I use loctite 5900? I have purchased a new gasket.

I understand this is a bit anal-retentive, but I would rather do the job once and never again.

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Old 01-03-2002, 11:30 PM
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The tightening torque is 9nm. Don't bother with the 5900, where would you put it? 5900 is a flange sealer, like metal on metal.
Do replace the seals for the spark plug holes though.

ps the work instructions do state to tighten in a "crosswise" pattern and in steps, so just jump around in a zig-zag pattern, and work up to 9nm slowly.
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