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Old 03-11-2011, 06:28 PM   #1
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I am in the middle of changing the valve cover gasket and was wondering what the torque specs are on the rocker arms, just want to give them a once over, since. I'm in here! Thanks!!
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I am in the middle of changing the valve cover gasket and was wondering what the torque specs are on the rocker arms, just want to give them a once over, since. I'm in here! Thanks!!
19-21 pound-feet, valves closed. No preload adjustment on the tappets.

You'll have to crank the engine around (large ratchet and 3/4" socket,) but you can get done with it in short order, if you pull the spark plugs before you turn the engine around.)
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Thanks!! Got it all done, plus I took the throttle body off an cleaned it up, replaced that gasket as well. Next day off will be tranny filter and fluid, plus new radiator hoses and T-stat with new coolant. Oh and I'm ordering a chilton, hate not knowing tq specs!! Thanks again!
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Thanks!! Got it all done, plus I took the throttle body off an cleaned it up, replaced that gasket as well. Next day off will be tranny filter and fluid, plus new radiator hoses and T-stat with new coolant. Oh and I'm ordering a chilton, hate not knowing tq specs!! Thanks again!
Chilton's is "acceptable".

Bookmark my site - whenever I get a new Factory Service Manual (FSM,) I pull out the torque and service specs. I update the site at intervals, and put new spec pages up. So, you can use that - and I'd say that if there's a conflict between what I've got up and your Chilton's, go with the site (since it's all from factory literature, and verified.)
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