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      Get a harbor freight inch lbs torque wrench for $20.. And make sure you get a 3/8 adapter for it.. I didnt realize it had one of those small tip and i had to run to the store to get an adapter to fit my sockets AFTER i put my plenum back on and the rtv was drying. Max torque you need to go too is 144 inch lbs

      Mine torqued fine, and hasnt leaked and its been 2 weeks now, only thing is it low end is 20 inch lbs.. you are suppose to start at 12 inch lbs.. i just started at 20 and it was fine.. It doesnt really "CLICK" at low torques but when the arm moves thats when it clicks

      http://www.harborfreight.com/1-4-quarter-inch-drive-click-type-torque-wrench-2696.html
       
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      Get a harbor freight inch lbs torque wrench for $20.. And make sure you get a 3/8 adapter for it.. I didnt realize it had one of those small tip and i had to run to the store to get an adapter to fit my sockets AFTER i put my plenum back on and the rtv was drying. Max torque you need to go too is 144 inch lbs

      Mine torqued fine, and hasnt leaked and its been 2 weeks now, only thing is it low end is 20 inch lbs.. you are suppose to start at 12 inch lbs.. i just started at 20 and it was fine.. It doesnt really "CLICK" at low torques but when the arm moves thats when it clicks

      http://www.harborfreight.com/1-4-quarter-inch-drive-click-type-torque-wrench-2696.html
      Thanks SO much for this info...I really appreciate it! :thumbsup:
      Cant I just get a 3/8 torque wrench instead of the 1/4 and forget the adapter?
       
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      I've attached the FSM page for the plenum torque and sequence.

      Long story short, your torque wrench will not go low enough for the first 2 steps of the factory torque sequence, and even then will not likely be overly accurate near the bottom of its range. See if you can rent/borrow an in-lb wrench. Even a cheap one from Harbor Freight (like this one) is much better than nothing, especially since you're torquing aluminum threads.

      The same is true for the intake bolts (as shown below), they also require low torque in multiple steps.
       

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