Thanks Dave. I'll definitely buy the gaskets then. Any suggestions for good ways to clean the metal ones from the Valve cover/spacer area? I don't want to do too much scrubbing on them and there is some black residue sort of baked on. Tried using some mineral spirits and rags, but they only worked somewhat.
I checked HF
's website and they appear to have an in lb torque wrench. I've got a 25% off coupon for Labor Day so I'll try to get over there and pick one up. It'll probably come in pretty handy anyway. I found an online calculator and it looks like 7.2 ft lbs is 86.4 in lbs. The HF one says it goes from 20-200 so it should work. Thanks again!