Cam cover gasket

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    Got it. Just seemed too tight to me for the application.
     
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    Also, my Merican brain does not process metric units! 106 in/lbs it is!
     
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    I did a valve adjustment at 25,000 miles. Now sitting at 42,000 miles and valve cover gasket still looks like it was done yesterday. Did remove throttle bodies, Gas tank and had a clear shot at it. Took some time and insured that gasket area was cleaned and oil free. Torqued it down slowly and evenly. It can be done with a little patience. Even at your first attempt.:):):):):):):):)
     
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    CAUTION

    @warp9.9 actually looked at the book, and I looked at my book, and loe and behold, they disagree.

    At least from '10 (the manual at @idk 's signature block), the figure is 12 Newton-meters.
     
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    I must have the older version then....il have to get an up to date copy. Thanks @Joesmoe and @warp9.9 !
     
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    warp9.9Pocałuj mnie w dupę

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    Na his is for the 2014 and the ones I posted are from the 2005 model. Then I verified on the PDF manual IDK has which was the first to list the touring with the regular Rockets. I doubt they change That Number as they never had a bolt problem.
     
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    Easier still is kidnapping a man who can wipe blind and reads manuals - and force feed him Mrs B's oven rice until he pleads for mercy and does it all for you. That would even warrant new cams at the same time.
     
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    Just a note to anyone watching, the torque spec for the valve cover bolts, at least from '10 forward, is 12 Newton-meters.

    Interesting thing though, don't know how much it matters.

    I incrementally tightened mine - turning and turning to the initial figure of 5 Newton-meters.

    Then I went to 9, and then to 12.

    In practice, I did not see any movement after the torque to 5, so I doubt there is any significant difference between 10 and 12.
     
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    Lol. Well mine are now at 10nm! When I retorque after my week in the Black Hills, i will retorque to 12nm.
     
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    I'm sure you'll be fine. :)
     
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