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Old 08-25-2014, 05:30 PM
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223 push rod cover

does anyone know what the torque is on the push rod cover bolts, thanks
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It's been awhile but not very tight, MAYBE 15-20. Someone with more definitive answers will be along soon. Sadly many of the push rod covers on the 223s leak regardless of having a new gasket.
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Yes, Im finding that out, was just seeping and changed gasket and now its a leaker! Didn't tighten it very tight either
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1956 Ford 223 Inline Six Engine Specs

This should provide you with what you need.
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1956 Ford 223 Inline Six Engine Specs

This should provide you with what you need.

Thanks, but it has everything except push rod cover bolts torq.
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I looked up for a 300 six and it said 2 ft.lbs. so I'll go with that. Thanks everyone for your help
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My shop manual list 8-10 ftlbs on the oil pan but nothing on the sidecover.

I would add a thin coat of RTV to w\each side of the gasket.
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My shop manual list 8-10 ftlbs on the oil pan but nothing on the sidecover.

I would add a thin coat of RTV to w\each side of the gasket.
I will also do that! thanks
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Honestly, I did away with my gasket. The newer Felpro gaskets just doesn't seem to fit the shape of the casting and cover. I used a gasket maker sealant and did away with the felpro. Also, watch the grommets that the bolts go through, the newer ones are a little different shape than the originals, again a little sealant helps. Good luck.
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I will give it a try Thanks
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after 4 tries I think I got it to stop leaking, ran it for about 30 mins. and still dry and no leaks
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Congrats! I love the 223s but the oil leaks they have can be frustrating.
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what did you finally decide on to fix the issue?
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did away with gasket and used a good RTV sealant and let is set for a hour or so and then put it on,also put a little bit on each rubber bolt hole and just can of snugged it down and let it set till the next day.... So far its not leaking Just make sure its good and clean and eng block is clean
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did away with gasket and used a good RTV sealant and let is set for a hour or so and then put it on,also put a little bit on each rubber bolt hole and just can of snugged it down and let it set till the next day.... So far its not leaking Just make sure its good and clean and eng block is clean
yep, you did it right... gaskets are a pain on the cover.
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