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Old 09-05-2009, 12:30 AM
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proper torque on vavle covers

i recently took motor down to valve covers because i was losing oil at the back of the covers. after replacing a few bolts that broke while removing, i put everything back. vavle cover surfaces looked good, gaskets appeared to be in good shape. the web site i usually use for specs said torque was 71 in- lbs. does this sound like enough. i still seem to have a problem leaking.

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Old 09-05-2009, 05:57 AM
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Well what truck and engine...?
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Im guessing that because you are in the 6.0 form that are taking about a 6.0! But yes alldata said the same thing 70-75 inch pounds!!!
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Old 09-05-2009, 07:27 PM
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sorry about that. 2003 f350 6.0
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Old 09-05-2009, 09:08 PM
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just snug it up by hand. i have never torqued them down. I only torque things like internals to a specific number.

anything else i just go by what it felt like coming off.
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Old 09-06-2009, 03:43 PM
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Also, is it very common for valve covers on 6.0 to leak? Most common upper rear engine leak on early 6.0 is the IPC sensor. Are you certain that is where the leak was from?
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mine have never leaked before. and you are right the icp leaks when bad. but he would have a bad running truck if it was bad.

it could be leaking from the valve cover for whatever reason though
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mine have never leaked before. and you are right the icp leaks when bad. but he would have a bad running truck if it was bad.

it could be leaking from the valve cover for whatever reason though
yeah, that's why I asked since I've never heard of v-covers leaking on these. Could happen though.
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For what it's worth, I have NEVER see a 6.0L leak engine oil from the valve cover or gasket itself. What I have seen though, is broken off valve cover bolts from a previous tech that overtightened them though. For the record, the valve cover gaskets are reuasble too.
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