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Old 11-10-2012, 02:31 PM   #1
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is their a torque spec for the vavle cover 87 2.2 turbo can't find them in any of my manuals
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Old 11-10-2012, 03:18 PM   #2
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If you have the 1piece rubber gasket I just torque it down until the cover almost touches the head then stop.
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two rubber ends and cork sides
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:03 PM   #4
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I wouldnt use cork gaskets its going to leak. Its designed for 2 rubber end seals and RTV.
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:57 PM   #5
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Cork is fine as long as you don't over torque it. It doesn't last as long as rtv, but its not super messy.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:18 PM   #6
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Think the FSM states 9ft-lbs. 1st Time I did it we set it for 9 ft-lbs and either broke the bolt or stripped the thread, can't remember which as it's been 13 years ago. I do them by feel now with a 1/4 drive ratchet.
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:55 AM   #7
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Hold the ratchet right at the "head" and tighten it down there. Holding it at the ratchets turning point doesn't allow you to overtorque the bolts, unless you're He-Man
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