82 240 D valve cover gasket torque spec.

Is there one, or a specified tightening routine? I replaced it and am still leaking, but don't want to go too tight.

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11 ft lbs is the specification for the valve cover nuts
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If you did not roll the gasket under..... then the valve cover is warped from over tightning it. Take the valve cover off and get a flat file. A big bastard. File down the bottom of each bolt hole. They are separate from the gasket surface. File each one down flat, not a lot. Reinstall using the old vc gasket if it is OK. The cover will now fit tighter.

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