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torque value on oil pan bolts and oil pan bolts.

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Slowdaddy Winslow R
Rocky Mount, NC, USA   USA
I have searched the site for torque values for oil pan and for valve cover bolts, and it looks like 65Ft/lbs for valve cover, but seems high.

Also, when replacing the pain, what locations to the bolts which have fasteners on them go (2)?

As always, thank you all for your help!


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PAN Alwyn Keepence
Ipswich, Queensland, Australia   AUS
G’day Winslow,
You will not find tension settings for those fasteners. The 65 Ft/lbs would be for the head studs. The standard valve cover is pressed metal so does not require much tension and the oil pan is held on by 22 small BSF thread set-screws which also do not require much tension. Under the heads of those screws are special extended washers which spread the tension to avoid the mounting flange becoming distorted. If you are replacing the oil pan gasket be careful with the gasket cement to avoid blocking the gallery that allows oil to return from the oil pressure relief valve.

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