What are the torque specs. and tightening sequence for an intake manifold on a 97 chevy malibu with a 3.1
Year : 1997Make : ChevroletModel : malibuEngine : 3.1 L
I'm replacing the intake manifold gasket and need the tightening sequence and torque specs.
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Lower Intake Manifold Installation
Important: All gasket-mating surfaces need to be free of oil, and foreign material. Use GM P/N 12346139 (Canadian P/N 10953463) or equivalent to clean surfaces.
Notice: Maximum gasket performance is achieved when using new fasteners, which contain a thread-locking patch. If the fasteners are not replaced, a thread locking chemical must be applied to the fastener threads. Failure to replace the fasteners or apply a thread-locking chemical MAY reduce gasket sealing capability.
Important: All lower intake manifold bolts need to be cleaned, free of any foreign material, and reused only if new bolts are unavailable. Use GM P/N 12345382 (Canadian P/N 10953489) or equivalent and apply to the old intake manifold bolt threads.
Important: Manufacturer recommends the center bolts be fully torqued before the diagonal bolts to assure proper seal ability.
Important: Lower intake manifold bolts in location 6 and 7 should be torqued to specification using a crows foot type tool.
Notice: Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.
Tighten Tighten the heater inlet pipe nut to 25 N·m (18 lb ft).
Important: Do not press on the fuel pressure regulator valve when installing the fuel injector rail assembly.
Tighten Tighten the fuel injector rail bolts to 10 N·m (89 lb in).
Tighten Tighten the fuel feed and return pipe retaining clip bolt to 8 N·m (71 lb in).
I need the tightening sequence and and torque specs. for both the lower and upper plenum
Tighten Tighten the bolts to 25 N·m (18 lb ft).
Tighten Tighten the EGR tube assembly nut to 25 N·m (18 lb ft).
Tighten Tighten both the nuts and the bolts to 25 N·m (18 lb ft).
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