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So I'm working on replacing all my ground wires. I've replaced the battery and tranny (?) grounds, and have made the engine wires.

Before I replace the engine grounds, I wanted to make sure about the process for the valve cover. Can I just remove that one nut, replace the ground wires, and re-torque or do I need to loosen all of the nuts on the valve cover and then re-torque all of them in a particular order?

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Lang
 

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No need to undo all the valve cover nuts and retorque in sequence. It's not all that crucial.
 

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It's not even a very high torque value, is it? Like 10 ft-lbs or so... That's not even enough to bother with a torque wrench. Just turn it so that it's firm...but don't reef on it. You just want it on there snug.
 

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Hi Phoenix,

I bought the wire from a local auto parts store and the ring terminals and shrink wrap from a local hardware store. I used 4 gauge wire for the battery and 8 gauge for everything else.
 

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downest said:
Be careful, the valve cover crown nuts will easily snap the studs (done it twice).
Exacty - think "hand tight" with a nutdriver, not a wrench.
 

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All this thread needs is a pic or two of where the ground straps are (with callouts in yellow or red) and this thread should get put in the How-To section! =)

Some one step up and call out ALL the ground spots... with pics.
 

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Ok...


The arrow points to the thermostat housing behind and below the dizzy. You can't replace that one so easily because it's part of the harness. For the tranny/clutch arm ground I used a hole from the battery tray, I guess if your battery is in the stock position you would use the stock ground point. It doesn't matter, as long as it's on the frame.
 

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Good stuff downest, thank you. That's such an easy job that I may do it just because of that and to make sure my grounds are solid in place.
 

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downest said:
The valve cover ground has a smaller wire that goes to the bolt on the front as well.
Yes I see that. For completeness the host of that pic should make another callout to it. =)
Huh?
I think he means re-do the pic with another small circle around the smaller gauge wire that goes to the valve cover. i think the pic is great as is.
 

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Full size it, you can definitely see it ;) Anyway it should be easy since you will be replacing all the stock ones, just see where they go, that's what I did.
 
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