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I did a search for big block torque specs on the site but did not find any. In other locations I have found torque specs for most of the fasteners on the big block except for the rocker covers. I know the covers don't need a lot of torque but what is the official spec? I am thinking like around 8 or 10 ftlbs.

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I never torgued a valve cover, but i use a nut driver and give it a fair twist
 

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That is what I typically hear, but surely there has to be a spec.

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Evildriver-3 said:
I never torgued a valve cover, but i use a nut driver and give it a fair twist
 

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There probably is a spec but why?
 

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The short answer is that the vehicle was engineered with specs for a reason, and I like to keep my RC set up as close to specs as possible within the limits of what I have to work with. I'm sure you use specs at times, right?

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ramit87 said:
There probably is a spec but why?
 

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Im thinking valve covers are inch pounds, as long as it isn't crushed or leaking
 

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Evildriver-3 said:
Im thinking valve covers are inch pounds, as long as it isn't crushed or leaking
technically it is marty, it is something like 120 inch/lbs which converts to 10 ft/lbs

or you can use my method, tighten till the gasket cracks and back off a half a turn. lol

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Hey, that is my usual method too!

That is why I am checking for specs this time.

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Evildriver-3 said:
Im thinking valve covers are inch pounds, as long as it isn't crushed or leaking
technically it is marty, it is something like 120 inch/lbs which converts to 10 ft/lbs

or you can use my method, tighten till the gasket cracks and back off a half a turn. lol

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The FSM for our 77's says 10 ft lbs. I don't cruise the tech board too much, so if you need something from the FSM just email me.
 
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