Originally Posted by boilingpoint
Damn it! I knew something wasnt right. I just assumed all specs were in FT LBS. So lets see how would you convert 75 FT LBS to INCH LBS?? There is 12 inches in a foot. So do you just divide 75 by 12? Which would then be 6.25 FT LBS?
Im so glad you guys replied to my post. I cant believe I missed this.
You are correct.
Also, I would recommend replacing all the bolts you overtorqued. They have been over stretched, and will not stretch properly under the lower torque. A new valve cover gasket might be in order as well, I bet the one you have now is about paper thin.
When you remove the valve cover, there may be enough of the twisted off bolt left to back out with vise grips, if not, a left hand drill bit may back it out while you are drilling for the tap. Just stay in the center to avoid the threads in the head.
Don't feel too bad, it happens to the best of us every now and then. Well, not to me, but to other people I know...
Ok, it has happened to me too. There, I said it, are you happy now?