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post #1 of 5 Old 03-11-2012, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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torque and tighting the valve cover

ruined my haynes manual can someone give be the torque spec and the tightening sequence for an 87 4.0 thanks.

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post #2 of 5 Old 03-11-2012, 10:24 PM
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It's 85 INCH-pounds. Unless you have a in-lb torque wrench, the next best thing is "wrist tight" with a quarter inch drive socket and ratchet. They don't have to be killer tight, just enough to compress the gasket a little. Recheck them in a day or so in case the gasket takes a set.

Tightening sequence is not important, but if you are worried, start in the middle and work out to the two ends.

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post #3 of 5 Old 03-12-2012, 12:33 PM
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inch pounds divided by 12 is foot pounds so 7 foot pounds.

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post #4 of 5 Old 03-12-2012, 05:18 PM
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inch pounds divided by 12 is foot pounds so 7 foot pounds.
Very few ft-lb torque wrenches are accurate at readings THAT low. Its best to do "wrist tight" if you dont own an in-lb wrench.

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post #5 of 5 Old 03-18-2012, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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I just wrist tightened it seems to be holding up fine. Thanks
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