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    Question-How in depth is the Bentley manual? Does it give specific torque values for certain things? For example, when I replaced my Valve Cover Gaskets, I found everything from 7 ft-lbs to about 10 ft-lobs (84 in-lbs to 120 in-lbs). Now, I'm no super mechanic, but the 89 in-lbs (10 NM?) quoted somewhere seemed way too light. Also, will it show what pattern to tighten the VGC? I saw variations in this too. Some said start from the middle, some said X pattern (IIRC).

    The more DIY projects I will be undertaking, the more this manual seems to be a necessity for me.

    Thanks!!!

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    I bought the Bentley about 3 years ago when I had my 325.

    There is a ton of detail and good info, but imo if you have a good diy to follow, it isn't really necessary.

    There are enough of us on here that can look up any info that you might need.

    Afa the valve cover torque values, the Bentley lists 10nm (89 in-lbs).

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