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My oil problem

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by btrussell, Dec 1, 2004.

  1. btrussell

    btrussell Member
    Messages: 65

    Hey everybody! Ok I posted a couple weeks ago about losing oil and someone sugested checking my valve cover to make sure everything was tight but i checked it today and they were all lose or so i think. Thats my question how tight should they be? Do they have to be torqued a certain amount? I didnt tighten them very much I wasn't using a torque wrench and I was affraid of cracking it. Its a chevy 350 small block. Thanks.
    Brian
     
  2. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113


    What year?
     
  3. btrussell

    btrussell Member
    Messages: 65

    89' k1500 I see where oil has been leaking by the pan and i tighted one pan bolt and it turned 2-3 times so that might have been my problem but i went ahead and did the valve covers too but i hope i didn't tighten them too much only a turn or so but i want to make sure i didnt screw anything up.
     
  4. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    About 25 to 30 inch lbs will do generally
     
  5. btrussell

    btrussell Member
    Messages: 65

    thanks ill back em off tomorrow and torque them i appreciate the addvice