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Old 10-06-2008, 08:59 AM   #1
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Does anybody know what you torque the valve covers too on the 99 3800?
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Should be 89 inch pounds.
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According to my little chart here, it'* 7 foot pounds, or 84 inch pounds. Don't over do it or you wil crush the gasket and it will leak.
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Oops, sorry, although 5 inchers shouldn't harm it is the wrong number at 89. Should be 84 like Dan said.
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Also, make sure that'* in inch pounds, NOT foot pounds
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