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Old 08-22-2012, 01:06 PM   #8
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I wish I knew my torque wrench didn't torque in reverse . I broke the head off the TORX bolt with the threads stuck in the shaft! I was able to back it out with a pick tool. Good thing I had bought 1 extra bolt.

Also, if your doing a good job, torquing and cleaning everything, I have no idea how it can be done in 2 or 3 hours. It was an all day project for me with at least 2 rolls of paper towels.

Make sure to apply RTV sealant to the half moons (FRONT & BACK!!) & vanos seals when reapplying...and buy a new valve cover gasket & grommets!

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