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Old 12-12-2011, 05:44 PM   #76
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I also PRACTICED putting the valve cover back on because of all the sealer smuge.... there is only one way it slips in there without knocking the gasket off and smearing everything with sealant.... so good idea to practice first.

Now my issue is what is correct torque for the cover? I don't understand 10 whatever it is.... how about inch pounds? got a clue? anyone?

How about somebody taking the maintenance manual and translating it into english? you know, pounds, inches, feet, ect....
or am I just being an ugly American

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10Nm in foot pounds
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:09 PM   #77
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Cool, but what is 10 Nm? in in lbs or ft lbs? I am stupid and do not know what Nm means

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Old 12-12-2011, 07:17 PM   #78
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Cool, but what is 10 Nm? in in lbs or ft lbs? I am stupid and do not know what Nm means

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C'mon man you're giving us a bad name. Click on the link ba_ provided.
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:32 PM   #79
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No torque wrench will give you 7 foot pounds. You just need to use your judgment. Good and tight.
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:27 PM   #80
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No torque wrench will give you 7 foot pounds. You just need to use your judgment. Good and tight.
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Too tight will likely deform the cylinder head cover and induce an oil leak.
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Old 12-13-2011, 05:53 AM   #81
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Missed the link - got it... thanks guys. I'm done now

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Old 12-13-2011, 06:05 PM   #82
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No torque wrench will give you 7 foot pounds. You just need to use your judgment. Good and tight.
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I'm definitely not an expert but I have this small torque wrench that does 5 - 30 Nm

http://www.amazon.com/Proxxon-23349-...ef=pd_sxp_f_pt
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:58 PM   #83
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No torque wrench will give you 7 foot pounds. You just need to use your judgment. Good and tight.
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They are certainly harder to come by, but I have one that does 0 - 75 in-lbs / ( 0 - 6ft-lbs)
and another that does 0 - 250 in-lbs / (0 - 20 ft-lbs)
I'll be first to say that you don't see them often ... I use them mainly to impress my gearhead friends
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Old 12-14-2011, 05:03 AM   #84
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7 foot pounds is when you take your pinky finger and put it on the middle part of the ratchet and pull until tight.
Use your ring finger and it will be 10.
7 foot pounds is really a light amount of torque.
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:02 AM   #85
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Those little torque wrenches are rare. I wouldn't trust one with a range from 0 to 250. But I should get one like that 1/4" 5 to 30. Too much range on one suggests too much inaccuracy.
But Mike is right. 7 pounds is very little force.
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Old 12-14-2011, 04:53 PM   #86
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Never mind if you set the torque wrench a little off...

That's how I came into possession of a 6mm helicoil kit
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Old 12-15-2011, 05:28 AM   #87
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Torque

Since I got a few torque wrenches I'm amazed at how little torque most of the fasteners on 800 use. I think that more and more these days it is important to get it right since we screwing into aluminium threads and the fasteners on the 800 are quite small for their applications.
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:16 AM   #88
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7 lbs...Really? maybe that is why the valve covers are leaking in the first place...

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Old 03-10-2012, 08:17 AM   #89
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88.50 inch pounds

10nm = 7.37562149 ft.lbs.: http://www.convertunits.com/from/new...to/foot+pounds

Then 12 X 7.37562149 = 88.50 inch pounds.

In a pinch I use 7.5 as the conversion from nm to ft. lbs. because it is easy math and close enough (12 x 7.5 = 90).

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Old 03-10-2012, 01:58 PM   #90
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Converting NM

I convert every nm to inch pounds. NM X 8.8507 = inch pounds. If you want to covert to foot pounds divide by 12.
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