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Old 03-03-2013, 11:27 PM   #41
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:54 AM   #42
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No torquing necessary on that cover, the bolts are positive stop bolts. You run them down until you feel them hit solid and stop there. Any force beyond that breaks the bolt since they are mild steel. I never use a torque wrench there at all.
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For those that replaced the oring, I only see one but have read there are two? I replace the only one I saw. Do I need to seperate the top and bottom halves to get to another oring?

Also, the bottom part, with the oring, was able to spin around. Is this a sign of the vct on its way out? For those that purchased a new vct,is it one solid piece or does the bottom spin freely. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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I'd be willing to bet that the bottom can spin. Solenoid plungers often do.
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Cool. I think I'll leave it be and see if it leaks.
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