Intake Manifold Torque
I just subscribed to this forum after getting great information on my poor idle problem. Thanks to everyone who has written about the engine codes and intake manifold gaskets. I have a '96, 3.5L Intrepid with just over 100k miles on it for reference. In any case, I decided to pull the intake manifold off today to check the gaskets and, the good news is that the #6 intake gasket was blown out. The bad news is that two bolts snapped off while I was taking them out (that's right, out). I got one out but, one is still in. So far I've tried heat, lots of WD40 and hitting it squarely with a hammer to see if it would break loose. So far no luck but, at worst I'll borrow an extraction kit and see if I can drill it out. Any other suggestions would here would be appreciated. The second question is what is the reccommended torque for these bolts? I've ordered a complete set (6 short, 2 long) that should be in by Monday and already have the gasket kit ($5.95 at NAPA).