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Valve Cover bolts

Does anyone have a part number for the valve cover bolts for a 97 ford f-250 7.3L? I lost two when I was changing my glow plugs. Thanks in advance.

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Called ford? That's where I got my manifold bolts, sorry I'm not much help

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It's a bolt guys. Take one of the remaining ones to a hardware store and get some more. Since the torque spec is in Newtons I'd start in the metric bin. Don't pay Ford prices for something made in Mexico.

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It's where I got my manifold bolts (grade 10.9)

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it's an 8 mm 1.5 pitch bolt.

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97 F350 Crew Cab LB 4x4 5 speed 3.55 320000 plus miles (parts truck)



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Does anyone know off hand the torque specs and if I should put it a silicone gasket maker or some sort when re-installing the valve covers?
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11Nm or 96 Lb-Inch

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Thank you, any permatex or silicone gasket maker needed. Seems like for used some kind of gasket maker from factory
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no gasket maker needed

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