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Old 07-22-2012, 02:14 PM   #88
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Originally Posted by dmax View Post
The pattern should be from the center out...including the screws over the plug holes...but from the center out...and it sounds like you're going diagonally across from back to front and front to back.

There must the be prescribed pattern in spaghettidecoder.org I'm sure...if not, I'll see if Bentley has it.

Make sure you don't have any residue of rtv from before...or anything stuck up in valve cover...though based on how new it is...me? I'd just loosen them up a bit and try a different pattern. If you do take cover off again, though, check the head and moons for rtv residue and clean it up well.

Thanks Again Doug, I definitely did it corner to corner

First, I will try to loosen them with VC intact, resnug in the proper pattern, and hope for the best.

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