I just snugged up the screws, and went back over all of them to make sure they were all the same. I figure with a new gasket it don't take much because it's not under a great amount of pressure, so I started her up afterwards and checked for leaks and if there were any, I'd snug em up a bit more.Excellent point, Greg. Over tightening can become as big of a headache as under tightening. I don't know what the torque specs are that is called out for that procedure, but I'd bet a week's pay there are some.
If I had a Chilton's manual... LMAO
Had that happen when trying to remove a distributor cap bolt and ended up putting a hitch clip on it to hold the cap tight against. Still have to take it out and drill and tap new threads so I can get a bolt back in it.just as long as you're not overtightening and snapping the bolts off in the head. anyone who's done enough work under the hood has been there and never wants to go back
my worst was breaking a distributor pinch bolt off flush with the head of my old car...the bolt was just worn out and weak, little seized. was trying to adjust the timing, old car. managed to jimmy up a bracket to hold the dizzy from spinning so i could limp it to the shop. ran like ass and blew black smoke, i didn't care much guy had to send it to the machine shop to fix my damage.
glad it all worked outIn a couple weeks I will do the t-belt and water pump.