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Intake bolt re-torque ?

This is a discussion on Intake bolt re-torque ? within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; After recently installing and putting some miles on my new ls6 intake i decided to recheck the bolt torque. While ...

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    Intake bolt re-torque ?

    After recently installing and putting some miles on my new ls6 intake i decided to recheck the bolt torque. While retorquing in sequence i found that some of the bolts where a lot looser then others. Is this normal? for example the # 8 bolt in sequence seemed to take a full rotation or more before torquing while most of the others would click before 1/4 of a turn. has anyone else ran into anything like this? seems odd to me that a few bolts would be loose and others still snug.
    Last edited by km346; 04-28-2010 at 08:21 PM.
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    Corsa Catback, Ls6 intake, SLP lid, Ls6 pcv conversion, mike norris catch can, UMI suspension & SFC's, TunedByFrost tune.

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    I havent noticed that, and i seem to take mine off every two years to replace the knock sensors to pass emissions. I dont know what the specs call for, but i hand tighten everything down, then final tighten them. Start in the middle, and work your way front and back. Hope this helps. Dont use lock tite! Mine are so hard to pull out, im always afraid im gonna break them.
    Last edited by az gt eater; 04-28-2010 at 08:49 PM. Reason: dont use lock tite!

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