I replaced the valve cover gasket on my 02 Saturn SL2 but I tighten the bolts by converting 89 inch lbs to ft lbs in my torque wrench. The bolts didn’t snapped. I am lucky… There are no leaks, but I am afraid maybe the bolts are getting stretched because of the incorrect torque.
What should I do?
1- Should I take all the bolts out and put new ones? Where should I get the replacement bolts? Junkyard or an autoparts store?
2- Should I loosen the bolts and re-tight them again? Do I need to replace the valve cover gasket with a new one? Do I need to re-apply RTV in the seams of the timing chain cover?
3- Or should I just leave them alone and replace the bolts for the next time I replace the gasket again?
4- Just do absolutely nothing.