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Valve Cover painting and installing

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Old 01-01-2008, 01:13 PM
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Default Valve Cover painting and installing

Hey guys,

Im thinking about painting my valve cover red, i know you need to get new gaskets and spark seals blah blah

But do you need a torque wrench to put the valve cover back on after you paint it?

thanks
Timmy
 
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Old 01-01-2008, 01:35 PM
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Im not a guru by any means but I would say yes, you would want to torque the bolts to specs just to be safe. Honda did for a reason, ya know?
 
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Old 01-01-2008, 02:03 PM
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Yeah, i know, im not sure, some people are telling to just use a socket, but then others are telling me to use a torque. I dunno
 
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Old 01-01-2008, 02:09 PM
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If you want to assure no oil leak then yes.
 
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Old 01-01-2008, 02:22 PM
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But is it assured that it will leak if i dont?

I mean do most people or do they just use a Socket?
 
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Old 01-01-2008, 02:54 PM
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Old 01-01-2008, 03:01 PM
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Yeah ive read that, i know how to do it, i was just wondering if its neccesary to use a torque wrench
 
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Old 01-01-2008, 03:17 PM
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I did mine a couple day ago. I tightened my bolts up just with a socket. I sheared one of the bolts because they are so thin. I didnt know all this about it being the right pressure...
 
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Old 01-01-2008, 03:24 PM
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u dont really need one , i painted mine a couple of months ago and no oil leaks.
 
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Old 01-01-2008, 03:27 PM
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And you just tightened the bolts by hand to what you felt was right? I doubt it has to be perfect.
 

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