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Torque specs for valve covers?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Bamahoyt, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. Nov 24, 2012 at 9:30 PM
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    Bamahoyt

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    I just put on new valve cover gaskets on my truck and didn't want to screw up the new gaskets and could not find a definitive answer on the torquing for the valve cover gaskets. If someone has the specific poundage, that would be great! Thanks.
     
  2. Nov 25, 2012 at 4:22 AM
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    I'm actually going to do this later today myself. According to my manual the valve covers are 53 inch pounds (which is basically just snug) and 19 foot pounds for the intake plenum. I can't wait to have a truck that doesn't smell like oil. Hopefully I don't have any issues with the intake bolts.
     
  3. Nov 25, 2012 at 11:15 AM
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  4. Nov 28, 2012 at 3:32 PM
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    Well I did over tighten them but not by much but then have been out of town the last 2 weeks. Think I will be ok to just losses a tiny bit when I get home this weekend?
     
  5. Nov 28, 2012 at 5:55 PM
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    I have done all the hi-pro mods for a life time, since I got this truck at a great price, I will be happy with showroom new.
    now I will admit I have no offhand knowledge on this part of your question, my gut feeling is that if its not leaking don't mess with it. watch and observe.
    I was always told with gaskets that once you tighten them you can't back off without making it worse.
    hunt out others on here with more experience with this, before you do anything.
     
  6. Nov 28, 2012 at 6:00 PM
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  7. Nov 28, 2012 at 7:25 PM
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    thanks for the help. Any other thoughts on the backing off of my valve cover bolts?
     
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