Discussion in '7th Generation (2003-2008) [Acura TSX]' started by ArcticFire, Saturday 18th May, 2013.
Does anyone know the torque settings for the valve cover nuts/bolts? Cheers
Tighten the bolts in two or three steps. In the final step tighten all bolts, in sequence, to 12 N·m (1.2 kgf·m, 8.7 lbf·ft). NOTE:
Wait at least 30 minutes before filling the engine with oil.
Do not run the engine within 3 hours after installing the head cover.
You know you have to use liquid gasket?
What do you mean by liquid?
The sealing of the cover is not completely done by a classic gasket, four points need a liquid gasket after removal of the old remains.
That's also why you can not pour in oil immediately or start the engine the first hours. It needs to dry out completely first.
You should be able to recognise those areas because you will see the remains of the old liquid gasket.
Apply liquid gasket, P/N 08C70-K0234M, 08C70-K0334M, or 08C70-X0331S, on the chain case and the No. 5 rocker shaft holder mating areas.
NOTE: Do not install the parts if 4 minutes or more have elapsed since applying liquid gasket. Instead, reapply liquid gasket after removing old residue.
Ah, I did see that stuff. Is it important?
I would take no risks. Without applying this, you may have oil leaking out, no? Don't forget there's quite some pressure from the inside (blow by gasses) with oil and petrol vapours.
Cheers. It would probably be a good idea for this to be mentioned in the diy thread. Also is this stuff like £40 quid a tube?!!!!!!!!!
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