Here we go again...
I would not torque your valve cover nuts. Unless you have a pretty accurate 1/4" torque wrench I would not even bother. Just snug them down with a 1/4" ratchet.
I can't even remember how many people have broken studs from trying to torque down these nuts. Most torque wrenches are VERY inaccurate at this low of a torque value.
Some things need to be torqued and some don't. Valve cover nuts are one of the things that don't need to be torqued. Main cap bolts, cam cap bolts, rod bolts, and motor mount bolts
are some of the bolts/nuts that need to be torqued. Good luck.
BTW, kf_Type-R is correct on the 7.2 lbs-ft torque value.
[Modified by kenji, 3:24 PM 3/31/2002]