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Valve Cover torque

Discussion in 'Engine Tech / Drivetrain' started by asanti76, May 17, 2004.



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  1. asanti76

    asanti76 New Member 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    How much lbs of torgue do i need when
    putting my valve cover back on?

    Its for a 92 hatch engine if it matters.
     
  2. Tom

    Tom honda.co.jp Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    most people just go to hand tight and no further, i'm not sure how many foot pounds that equals though.
     
  3. lj17

    lj17 vsmc #7 cccc #169 Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    about 10 lb ft should be ok. they should really be tightened in sequence too. they should bottom out, so just be sure not to over-tighten them. if you really want an exact number, find out from a shop manual.
     
  4. neaky

    neaky Nexus One Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    84 inch pounds.
     
  5. SpoonFedRexSi

    SpoonFedRexSi Droppin' a Deuce 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    The exact number is 7, I think. But hand tight is good, just don't crank it.
     
  6. islander27

    islander27 New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    yeah just hand tighten...
     
  7. lj17

    lj17 vsmc #7 cccc #169 Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    hand tightening is ok, but if you want to tighen them in sequence, do it as shown...

    ___3___________2

    5________1________4

    do it in 2 to 3 steps, and the final step make sure they are all tight, or torqued, if you are torquing them.

    here is the sequence for the b16, just for the hell of it...

    7___________________5
    ____3__________1
    ____4__________2
    8___________________6
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2004


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