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96 Legacy valve cover gaskets.....
Posted 12 December 2004 - 08:17 AM
I think my niece's legacy has leaking valve cover gaskets(just washed it yesterday and waiting for it to leak)
Any tricks to replacing?...seems to be only 3 bolts (interesting that they are not around the perimeter)
triied to tighten but could not move.....do the bolts ever get stuck?
what about torqueing in the new ones?
OEM or carquest brrand?
thanks...this is an awesome forum to have
Posted 12 December 2004 - 01:16 PM
The torque value is very low, around 15 ft pds if I remember well. I'll check in my Haynes manual tomorrow if nobody volunteers the exact torque value.
Strange think though that could account for why you could not torque the bolts any further, the bolts seems to hit bottom at about the same time you reach max torque value. I think it might be a safety feature. If you torque the valve cover too much it could deform and spring a leak.
Edit : I would'nt mess with anything other than OEM for this. It's not very costly in the first place and perfect fit is a must.
Posted 12 December 2004 - 05:07 PM
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