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Hey everyone im almost done putting my,engine back togather on my 1977 gl 1000 and I cant seem to,find any torque specs for the coolant tube bolts or the thermostat housing bolts any ideas anyone or good rule of thumb? Also the clutch cover on the back that im replacing with a new gasket is it a good idea to apply some rtv aswell? Seeing how theres so much oil around that area with the clutch id,hate for it to leak. One other thing I,was,wondering about is it necessary to run the engine through a heat cycle and retorque the head bolts on my new head gaskets and if so what is,the,step to doing this properly.
 

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Goodmorning, as you discovered, there are no torque specs for the cooling tubes and thermostat housing. Not every bolt and nut has a spec associated with it. Just be sure to use a little anti-seize on those bolts when you put them back in and snug them down so there are nocoolant leaks.

Post some pictures of your work from time to time, a lot of folks here would want to see the progression of a rebuild.
 

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If the service manual does not specify a torque, use a standard torque for the proper size bolt. You can do a google search for torque specifications and find general torque values.



Here are a couple of examples:



http://www.volvoclub.org.uk/faq/ImagesSpecialTools/TorqueSpecs.htm



http://www.machinetoolhelp.com/Repairing/bolt-torque-chart.html



http://www.homecents.com/building_mat/fasteners/torque_specs/index.html



http://www.ehow.com/facts_7677450_metric-torque-specifications-bolts.html
 

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Honda puts the "standard" torque values in their manuals, usually, for unspecified usage. Based on size of the bolt shank. A 5mm bolt is 4 ft-lb, a 6mm is 7. An 8mm is 16 ft-lb, a 10 is 25. A 12mm is 40. A 5mm screw is 3 ft-lbs, a 6mm is 7. A 6mm flange bolt is only 9. An 8mm flange bolt is 20 ft-lbs, a 10mm is 30. Nuts are the same.
 
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