B&S 311707-0132-e1 Rocker Cover
This motor is on a Craftsman 917.270671 Riding Mower. It is my learning project! I found a blown head gasket and replaced it. Thanks to you, I have a service manual and was able to find the proper torque sequence. After assembling everything, I had a gap where my new gasket was. Took it apart, again, only to find out, my torque wrench was totally off! Needs to be recalibrated! Back to assembly.
I went to take the Rocker Cover off, and 3 out of 4 bolts just snapped in half! Any ideas why?? My cover seems soft, but the torque specs are 60 lb. in. Obviously need new bolts, cover and gasket... but WHY??? WHAT DID I DO??? And... yes.. 1/2 the bolts are still inside! Going back... A friend, who thinks he knows all but has set me back a few times... told me to make sure I used the blue loctite. Could that have done it? I tried to upload pictures but was unable to. Thanks for your help!