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Question about torqueing balancer bolts.

Hello guys I have a few questions about certain bolts to torque. I have a 350 chevy and I use a tci rattler balancer on it and on one site it says to torque the balancer bolt to 60 foot pounds but on my tci rattler instructions it says 70 foot pounds. Haynes manual says between 70 and 90 but to check your manual for correct specs. What should I do it at 60 or 70ftlb? Also should I use some locite on it and my pulley bolts? And while I am thinking of it on my timing cover should I put gasket maker on my timing cover bolts so oil does not have a chance to come out the bolt threads? Thanks a bunch guys you have been a great help. Take care.
Eric

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I would go by what TCI says and torque to 70 ft.lbs.And I use Loctite on the balancer & pulley bolts,you dont these to come flying off.As for your timing cover,I just use some Ultra Copper gasket maker on it with no gasket,this seems to work fine.
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