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hi what is the correct procedure for checking and re torquing the rocker pedestal bolts? is simply straight forward or is there more to it ?
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hi what is the correct procedure for checking and re torquing the rocker pedestal bolts? is simply straight forward or is there more to it ?
There is no torquing sequence because there are only two bolts per rocker arm. The correct torque value is 20 ft. lbs.

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hi i was concerned that there may be an issue of where the valves are in their travel...
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hi i was concerned that there may be an issue of where the valves are in their travel...
Nope. You are just tightening the rocker arm pedestal down, not doing anything to the valves.

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It's good practice to torque em down with the cylinder at TDC of the compression stroke. That way the valves are fully seated and no stress is on the rocker. But as Justin said, its not going to effect anything if your just checking them.

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hi i was thinking that. i had the v-cover off a week ago and checked the driver's side. one thing i am worried about is that the torque wrench slipped its setting from 20 to about 25 ft lbs or a bit less. do i need to loosen these and re-do? i
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I'd loosen em and re torque just for safe measures

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hi do i need to be concerned about tdc when loosing and re-torquing to 20 ?
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You should be fine. You won't have to back them off all that much

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its primarily #2 and 4. thanks for the input.
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