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Old 12-06-2003, 12:50 AM
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what's torque for bolts when replacing valve cover gasket on 87 300e

Just decided I'm going to replace my valve cover gasket tomorrow b/c the snow around here has given me the day off. Anybody know the exact recommended torqueing for the bolts when putting cover back on? From a search I determined that it's not that tight and 15 nm is too much, so I guess 10nm? can I just wing it?

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Old 12-06-2003, 01:16 AM
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Whoops!

Just decided to do one more search and found a thread saying the "manual" says 17 lbs. I goes I'll rely on that and my judgement.

One other post also said it was 9nm for a 190e 2.3, is this engine that much different?
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Old 12-07-2003, 02:11 AM
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The Germans taught me that tight is tight. Go with your feelings on everything except critical torques like brakes, cyl heads, bearings, and valve bodies.

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Old 12-07-2003, 02:20 AM
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maybe I am being too neurotic. I'll go by what I think is right.
Thanks a lot autozen. Your response is "enlightening".
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Old 12-07-2003, 02:05 PM
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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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Old 12-07-2003, 09:30 PM
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My manual for a 103 engine says 8.5 NM
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