what is the correct torque setting for the rocker arm covers or valve covers for a 1984 Chevrolet 1/2 ton pickup 350 V8?
Good and snug. You are just trying to seal a gasket, not hold anything together…Make sure the 4 bolt holes in the covers have not been deformed by past over-tightening…
Use the German method, good-an-tight
Two or three fingers on a 1/4 inch socket drive will give you plenty enough force. ‘snug’, rather than ‘tight’. Keep a watch for any oil seeping, snug them up again if needed.