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Old July 29th, 2012, 03:37 PM
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Valve Cover Gasket

I need to change both of my valve cover gaskets as they are leaking slightly. So, I am going to attempt to do it myself and wanted to know what I should use to clean the surfaces before placing the new gaskets on? Also, should I put anything on the surfaces with the new gaskets?
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Old July 29th, 2012, 05:02 PM
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They should be pretty clean. You'll need to glue the gasket to the cover. The gaskets have little metal spacers to stop them being compressed too much ... Be careful you don't drop them in the engine.
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Old July 29th, 2012, 07:39 PM
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Ideally you'll want an 8mm 12pt 1/4" drive deep socket to get at the bolts.
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Old July 29th, 2012, 08:22 PM
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Do you have phillips head screws and old cork gaskets? If you have the later rubber gaskets you may be able to tighten the bolts down.
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Old July 29th, 2012, 09:57 PM
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I put hylomar on the one side toward the cover. If you don't mind a choke worthy price, get the new bolts with the mini seal at the bottom. I had some take offs which I used.
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Old July 30th, 2012, 04:34 PM
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I don't have the phillips head screws. Also, who sells the new bolts with mini seals at the bottom? Thanks for the help guys.
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