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elliottcarlose 11-16-2006 09:51 PM

valve cover torque spec?
I am putting on my new header and decided to change my valve cover gasket. Since it is plastic I want to make sure it is torqued correctly. So does any body have the manual (or know) the torque spec and is there a tightening sequence. Also what about the exhaust manifold torque spec and sequence. I never bought a manual yet but can see I need to thanks in advance for any help.

jeeptofocus 11-17-2006 12:22 PM

according to Haynes:


jeeptofocus 11-17-2006 12:29 PM

as for installation it says nothing about a specified tightening order, but this is what it says (under installation)

elliottcarlose 11-17-2006 07:41 PM

thanks I need to buy one of those

hEaT 11-17-2006 07:49 PM

Just remember it's INCH pounds. I've heard of a few people reading it fast and thinking foot pounds...not good.

elliottcarlose 11-18-2006 07:48 PM

that would such especially if the person didn't realize after breaking the first one off in the head

drlucchesi 01-23-2011 07:35 PM

What's the spec??
The picture that was posted, which I assume had the torque spec has been deleted. Can anyone say what the actual number of inch pounds is? I am asking about the 16V DOHC Zetec engine - valve cover gasket torque spec?

Djzx3 01-23-2011 07:42 PM

lol, just tighten them to 5-6 ft lb's. Do it by hand, and if it leaks tighten it a little more. But don't over tighten or you will warp the cam cover or break bolts.

focusmaniaczx3 01-23-2011 08:16 PM

52 INCH/lbs if memory serves. let me look and ill confirm shortly

Djzx3 01-23-2011 08:21 PM

Yea and convert that into FT LB's and it's like 5-6 FT-LB's.

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