|02-08-2013 05:30 PM|
|GreenPanther||Thanks, Milton! That is just what I was looking for. I have everything off now. I am just getting the cover cleaned up and ready to paint. I will probably put it all back together tomorrow when the paint on the valve cover is dried.|
|02-08-2013 03:55 PM|
2007 Valve Cover Torque Specs
Here is a pdf showing the torque specs and the order to tighten the bolts:
2007 Ford Focus Valve Cover Torque Specs
This is from the 2007 Focus Workbook.
|02-08-2013 03:05 PM|
I just got back home and am just about ready to tear into this.
I am still wondering where I can find the torque specs for the valve cover bolts?
My Hanes manual lists 60 in- lbs for the Zetec, and 80 in-lbs for the SPI.
It does not list anything for the 2.0 Duratec??
|02-08-2013 09:51 AM|
Don't worry about removing the oil from the spark plug holes. It'll burn off quickly.
Just replace valve cover gasket and make sure everything is clean and smooth.
Get 3 or 4 cans of brake kleen and spray everything down good. Don't use a rag to wipe the surfaces. Just spray clean
|02-08-2013 09:31 AM|
|Mile30||Whoa! I'd get a turkey baster!|
|02-08-2013 09:21 AM|
Oil in spark plug hole
I went to change the spark plugs on my 2007 focus last week and noticed the plug holes were filled with oil. After my initial panic and a search on here I realized that I just need to replace the valve cover gasket. I still have a few questions though.
1: What is the best way to get all the oil out of the hole before I remove the spark plugs?
2: With the spark plug boot sitting in oil, will I also need to replace those now?
3: What are the specs for how much I need to torque the bolts down to when I install the new gaskets?
I already have the new gaskets and will be putting them on this weekend, just looking for any tips to make it go as smoothly as possible.
I don't want to see this anymore.............
And this cylinder, the plug was completely submerged.