Valve cover torque spec and sequence

Tiny
BRANDON RAGAN
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  • 2015 CHEVROLET SONIC
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Need the torque spec and sequence of the valve cover.
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Sunday, August 11th, 2019 AT 11:50 AM

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Tiny
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Good afternoon,

You tighten the bolts from the center out. Do the center 3 bolts first, then the rear bolts and then the front.

The torque spec is attached.

Roy
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Sunday, August 11th, 2019 AT 12:25 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the help really appreciate it.
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Sunday, August 11th, 2019 AT 8:15 PM
Tiny
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You are welcome.

Always glad to help.

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Sunday, August 11th, 2019 AT 10:46 PM
Tiny
KENNETH TAYLOR
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  • 2012 CHEVROLET SONIC
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Vacuum leak from the valve cover. Got new valve cover on just need to torque the bolts. Need the torque specs on tightening the bolts. Thanks, in inch pounds please.
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Saturday, March 13th, 2021 AT 6:03 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Good afternoon, I attached the torque spec and the tightening sequence for your project. Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Saturday, March 13th, 2021 AT 6:03 PM (Merged)
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STEVE W.
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Welcome to 2CarPros. From the spec sheet it looks like they want 71 lb. In. Pattern starts in the center and goes out.
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Saturday, March 13th, 2021 AT 6:03 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I have a 1.8 L Chevy sonic LT 2012 I need to replace the valve cover gasket and I need to know what s the torque sequence is also how many inch pounds do I tighten the screws? Thank you for your help by the way I did buy a Fel-Pro gasket
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Saturday, March 13th, 2021 AT 6:03 PM (Merged)
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STEVE W.
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Welcome to 2CarPros. The 3 short screws are installed first, then the long screws. All are torqued to 71 inch pounds. There is no set pattern but a simple criss cross pattern starting in the middle should be good.
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Saturday, March 13th, 2021 AT 6:03 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Did you get the attachments both of us sent you for this repair?

Roy
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Saturday, March 13th, 2021 AT 6:03 PM (Merged)
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RENé FOURIE GERTZEN
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Good day, I have a Chevrolet Spark 1.2 (M300) and need torque specs of the valve cover bolts?
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Wednesday, April 13th, 2022 AT 3:53 AM
Tiny
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Hello,

Since your question is on a different model vehicle, kindly open a new thread and ask the question. This will put it in front of all the experts.

Simply go to this link and submit the question:

https://www.2carpros.com/questions/new

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Friday, April 15th, 2022 AT 2:44 PM

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