its barely around 20 in/lbs. snug em up and then give a little tiny turn. it doesnt take much to damage those fasteners.
im actually surprised that its that high... i know those things are notorious for breaking. i usually do my method - no leaks yet.Bri4404 said:according to the haynes manual...torque all the fasters to 35 in. lbs. then to 69 to 95 in. lbs.
got a torque wrench that does inch lbs...did it to the specAsleep said:im actually surprised that its that high... i know those things are notorious for breaking. i usually do my method - no leaks yet.
+1 on not using a ft-lbs measure tool, the typical torque wrench in ft-lbs won't be sensitive in that range - something like 6-7 ft-lbs, it won't p/u the diff between 20-95 inch-lbs very well. While over-tight short of breakage won't cause too many problems with the cover seal, just watch that O-ring spark plug seal, deform it too much and you get oil in your plugs and wires, through the 4 round seal points where the rubber gasket sits. That sucks because you end up soaking your plugs and wire boots with oil seeping around those seals in the cover.eddie57 said:I am installing the valve cover gasket on my car. Does anyone know the torque on the valve cover on the 1996 nissan altima?
go in kind of a star or "criss-cross" pattern starting from the center and moving out.what about the torque sequence? I have the Haynes on the way from Ebay but if it is available on the web or on here it would be helpful.
On a Nissan Altima 2005What is the torque order for the valve cover gasket?
The torque order for the valve cover gasket on a QR25DE engine as taken from the FSM:On a Nissan Altima 2005