87 inch pounds. (About 7.25 foot pounds.) FR
just snug, not TIGHT..
unless the valve cover has already been overtorqued, and its warped, in witch case it will never seal again without being straightened, replaced, or have RTV used with the gasket..
you can use the mk3 valve cover studs, and one piece gasket as well..
i like using the mk3 valve cover as well, its much thicker sheet metal..