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valve cover bolts

Discussion in 'Engine Tech / Drivetrain' started by Blk05Civic, Feb 9, 2006.



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  1. Blk05Civic

    Blk05Civic Reppin HX Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    so i opened my hood today to find my valve cover was leaking oil by the gasket..im like s**t

    so i take it off and see the my rubber seal is ripped...ordered a new one but it wont come till tomorrow!:(

    so im putting back my valve cover, and one bolt outta nowhere ( i have a 97 hx, theres 5 bolts...2 long and 3 short ones) and a long one breaks at the thread..so the thread is stuck in the head and the bolt came off

    i was fucked..so i go to honda and get a replacement for $10..whatever i needed it..my buddy somehow gets the broken thread out and im on my way

    my question is...

    how much do u torque the valve cover bolts? are you even suppose to torque them? lemmi know so maybe i can stop the leaking


    thanks!
     
  2. sidewayzinCA

    sidewayzinCA New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    im gonna guess 15-20 but lemme look it up.

    cant find it, anyone?
     
  3. io_303

    io_303 NIFOC Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    12 ft-lbs
     
  4. Blk05Civic

    Blk05Civic Reppin HX Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    i did about 13ish-14 anyway..so im good i guess? but damn the bolt broke i have no clue how..i wasnt careless but i seriously dont know..maybe it was crooked or somethin
     
  5. Matt.

    Matt. Banned Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member

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    NO DON'T DO 12 OR OVER THAT! They will break again, I don't know why honda made the bolts so fragile but this topic looks exactly like a post I made a week or so ago.

    You don't really need to torque the valve cover bolts, just use a rachet and your better judgement.
     
  6. sidewayzinCA

    sidewayzinCA New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    go from middle, to back right, to back left, to front right, to front left. if your standing in fron of your header.
     
  7. Blk05Civic

    Blk05Civic Reppin HX Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    holy s**t..im at 13...ahhh i wont do it as much when my new rubber seal comes in..thanks!
     
  8. JohnS.

    JohnS. BANGARANG Staff Member Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member

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    damn my cars leakin oil somewhere too. looks to be leaking somewhere on top of the tranny near the engine. i heard a lot of y8's have this problem. i use mobil synthetic for the past like 60k+ miles and motor has 162k currently.

    im assuming its the gasket cuz b/t the head and bottom end of the block, i can see lil bits of rubber pokin out the sides :???:

    i think ill take it to a shop to change the gasket haha
     
  9. vandynamics

    vandynamics New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    if its a sohc. it should be a cake walk to get the stud out. i wouldent worry if you have a semi-competant mechanic with you. s**t, you could even afford to put your beer brakes on and still fix this with ease.

    make sure you dap some rtv on the sharper 4 corners of the gasket where the cam seals are. youll be fine!
     
  10. gatlax83

    gatlax83 TEAM FUSION 5+ Year Member

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    while the topic is up. im getting ready to put ina new valve cover in my 99 si. how hard is it to change valve cover?
     
  11. R3dline

    R3dline F*** you. Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member

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    lmao this topic was up in 2006
     
  12. 1Lowcoupe

    1Lowcoupe New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    Lmao
     
  13. gatlax83

    gatlax83 TEAM FUSION 5+ Year Member

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    so instead of being douche you couldve answered the question well have fun being assclowns
     
  14. slowhatch

    slowhatch torque? Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    It's 5 bolts, a gasket and a little bit of silicone. Remember the firing order is 1-3-4-2 in case you mix up the plugs.
     
  15. gatlax83

    gatlax83 TEAM FUSION 5+ Year Member

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    thanks man i appreciate the help. good to know there are still some honda people willing to help eachother out
     


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