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Valve cover gasket question


 
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Location: Mountains of SoCal. 6257 elev.

PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:27 am    Post subject: Valve cover gasket question Reply with quote

Hey guys and gals, yet another age related issue showing up on my 02'.
My valve cover gasket is leaking, and while that doesn't seem to be a difficult task, I still have a couple questions.

1. To RVT or not to RVT, I've had good and bad luck in the past using it, just wondering what you think.
2. I have done many sb Chevy valve covers, but not one 4.0 cover. Anything I should watch for?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure the gasket for yours is a molded rubber piece with metal inside. Just clean the cover and head very good and apply with no sealant.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Orange, that's the type of gasket I hope I have, there a lot easier to "R&R" than the old cork or rubberized paper. I guessing over time the rubber gets brittle and cracks.
Seems like a straight forward task, any surprises I need to watch for?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is very straight forward. Just make sure that you clean the mating surfaces good and torque the bolts and studs to spec.
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