Valve cover gasket

eddieguy

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Can someone supply me 1)the torque specs for the spark plugs and also 2) the torque pattern and torque specs for the bolts on the valve covers

This vehicle is running real rough and I’ll make another post to describe what I’m experiencing with codes and as good as description as problem as possible but the valve covers leaking looks obvious and I got the gasket and plugs so I’ll go ahead and replace that
 

nickb2

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hi eddie, torque for this is ngk spark plug torque. = 80 inch pounds


NOT foot pounds

As for valve cover gasket, way less 40 inch pounds or so.
 

nickb2

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That being said, maybe 12 or so foot pounds for valve cover bolts, easy for plugs, cuz rule of thumb iz, got a gasket? one quarter turn, no gasket, 1 sixteen.
 

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BTW, hows things eddie?
Thanks for the info nick. Doing pretty well hope things are going good for you too. Don’t recall how long ago it was that you were posting pics of a place you were moving into but hope the place turned out nice for you
 

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