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what can I do to keep the valve cover bolts from getting loose,, bc I tighten them and then a few weeks maybe 2 months their loose again.. :confused:
 

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ok thats a solution....

but whats the reason behind that?.. i dont think thats normal..
 

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mine does the same thing.. in fact mine was leaking pretty bad. But before I jumped into replacing the valve cover gasket (most common cause of oil leak) I check the bolts and they were all finger tight or less. I tighted them up and a mentioned a few months later they were a bit loose again, though not as much as originally. I have been told this is fairly common. I dunno though, I just check them at every oil change.
 

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Could you replace the bolts with ones that are case hardened, or would this not be a good idea due to different types of metal? My valve cover bolts are somewhat boogered on some of them. I understand that the 85 is 7 pounds on the torque wrench. If this is the case, I would replace as many as I could.

I will have to get some of the Loctite. Either way, more tools to make the job easier.
 

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Use any bolts you want,and blue loctite.If bolts loosen up they arewore out or the blocks threads are but loctite will solve your issue just dont use the red.
 

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if you dont have blue lock tight i have seen people use finger nail polish. it does work.
 

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On my YJ, I used a spiral pattern starting near the middle & working towards the ends.

Tightening only to the specified torque, I went over the pattern several times. Maybe 5-6 times.

They stayed tight for three years now, with no thread locker.
 
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