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torque spec

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by radcat692000, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. Dec 4, 2011 at 8:53 AM
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    radcat692000

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    anybody know the torque specs on the valve covers...installing new gaskets today and need the torque specs (if any) it cant be much the gaskets are rubber and i know over torque them will deform the gasket.
     
  2. Dec 4, 2011 at 9:40 AM
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    they arent large bolts like what 6 mm or 8 mm bolts? id say probly 14 ftpds. just make them snug and all it good, thinkin too hard about it bud
     
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    This. 15-20 is probably fine. Watch the gasket, and stop torquing when it just first begins to pooch a tiny bit. That means you've got good pressure on it, but aren't squashin' it so much you open gaps.
     
  4. Dec 4, 2011 at 10:52 AM
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    12 lbs-ft. torque
     
  5. Dec 4, 2011 at 1:49 PM
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    I think its 12-15 ft pounds...but when i did mine I didn't have a torque wrench that went that low.

    I did finger tight plus 1/4 turn. Then re-snugged them a week later. No problems so far.


    I did the valve cover gasket a few years ago and overtightened the bolts, so the gasket leaked.
     
  6. Dec 4, 2011 at 2:02 PM
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    You can use a torque wrench that has in./lbs readings. 1 lbs./ft = 12 in./lbs. Many 3/8 torque wrenches are avilible in inch pounds, as are most all 1/4" drive torque wrenches.
     
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