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Old 03-22-2011, 08:26 PM
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Under the valve covers...

A while ago i was reading threads and i read one where some mechanic that works on 7.3s a lot said he always finds something loose underneath the valve covers and has to retorque them which usually makes the truck run smoother and quieter. Anyone have an idea of what it was? I can't find the thread now, i know it was in a thread that had nothing to do with what the mechanic was talking about.
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:28 PM
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Well not sure if anyone read this post but i found what i am looking for, not the same post but i now know what i need to check.
"Remove both of the valve covers and retorque the rocker arm pedastals along with the diesel injector hold downs.
The rockers are set at 20 foot pounds.
The injectors are set at 120 INCH pounds. Note that I said inch pounds."

How hard is it to remove the valve covers?
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Old 03-23-2011, 07:51 AM
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It's not that bad the back bolts are kind of a pain. It's the stuff you have to take off to get to the bolts that are the pain
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It's not that bad the back bolts are kind of a pain. It's the stuff you have to take off to get to the bolts that are the pain
OK thanks. Truck is making a lot of engine noise and i thought i read if you tighten up those two things it will quiet back down again. Runs perfect though.
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Old 03-23-2011, 04:11 PM
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To me all the 7.3's make nosies, but you know what's normal for yours. I think I'm getting air in my hpo system I have a miss if my truck sits more than 8 hrs
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