Craftsman mower crankcase/oil sump cover bolt torques

Hello, all!
I have a Craftsman 6.75HP mower model 917.377690 with a Tecumseh engine on it. The Craftsman (?) number for the engine is 143.006706. I had to replace the mounting flange gasket because it finally failed and was causing the engine oil to spray everywhere. Cleaned everything up, bought a new gasket, and started to put everything back together. I "star-torqued" (torque it until you see stars) the bolts that attach the oil sump to the crankcase, and I snapped one off. So, my torque is a little excessive for this application. Anyone know what the correct value is, or where I can access it?
Thanks!
VR/
John
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John wrote:

yep.
Did you try being gentler on that wrench?
No idea what the torque is but the user manual should tell you. No manual? If you're lucky the Tecumseh site has a pdf version.
No luck there? Then go to a local repair shop (preferably not during busy hours), put on you best smile and ask them to look that up on their books. Bring also the mower, just in case.
Good luck
PS: the above advice suggests actions that are accepted behavior in the continental US. YMMV elsewhere.

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