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Vegistroke installers - I got a quick question.

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As I mentioned in my other thread, I'm about to install the Vegistroke kit this weekend and had a quick question.

Regarding the fuel line fittings that install into the unused ports in the back of the heads - is there a torque value that should be used on these when installing them?

I've read the instructions over a number of times, but no mention of torque values - I believe "tighten snug" is the verbage used.

My fear (of course) is accidental overtightening, so figured I'd check to see if anyone has a torque value they've come across when doing this. I'll be super, extra careful when doing it, but sometimes crap happens. :doh:

To be honest, I'm not even sure I'll be able to get a torque wrench in there, but never hurts to ask.

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I will add this suggestion. Apparently Jason's machine shop turned down a relief in the top portion of some of his check valves for the diesel lines. Keep in mind that they have a rubber seal, not a crush washer. They do not require that much torque, and if you're not careful the head of the check valve will pop off! I broke one with a 5" long wrench handle! Once you get them snug to where they require effort to turn with the wrench, I wouldn't go any further than 1/8th of a turn.
He no longer uses those two piece machined bolts. They are one piece and the tops will not come off if tightened to much.
these were one piece, got them about a month ago. They snapped off at the flow thru ports. They were identical to the ones pictured above.
Got news for you, I paid $80 a piece and broke one, as stated earlier, with 5" long wrench. They weakened the neck by turning it down. It's also wakened by four flow ports being drilled through the stress point of the bolt. If you still don't believe me I can post up some pics of the broken piece. Jason said he had seen it happen a few times and sent me another overnight.
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