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Old 08-13-2008, 12:51 PM
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Nice job and pictures! Did you clean the inside of the valve cover with a rag or did you also use some sort of solvent?
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^ most likely solvent, such as brake cleaner.
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Nice job and pictures! Did you clean the inside of the valve cover with a rag or did you also use some sort of solvent?
Carb cleaner and a maxi-pad. I have some caked on oil around spark plug 3. I tried to remove as much as possible.













Ha ha. Just kidding... I used an old t-shirt with the carb cleaner.
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Old 08-13-2008, 06:52 PM
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2 things on this. One: you need an inch pound tq wrench not a ft lb that is more commonly found. Two: It is recommended to use RTV high temp gasket sealer found at most auto parts stores (Comes in a red tube)
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:07 PM
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can't you just convert the inch-lbs to ft.-lbs?
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:21 PM
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doubtful, especially since most tq wrenches dont go that low, but i suppose if you know the conversion factors with the correct ft lb tq wrench
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:25 PM
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oh alright, i've had to do that before and my torque wrench goes down pretty low.
i didn't realize not all torque wrenches went that low
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:28 PM
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A lot of them start at 25lbs or higher and Im pretty sure the VC bolts need to be that high
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:36 PM
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i can't remember what it was i was doing, but i ended up having to convert to ft.-lbs and i was at 13 ft.-lbs
i think my torque wrench goes realllllly far down
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:41 PM
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yeah, i've got two torque wrenches, my little friend and the big boy.
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