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post #1 of 14 Old 09-12-2011, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
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92 yj valve cover gasket do i need RTV?

i have the 2.5L with the aluminum valve cover bought the local fel pro gasket i think its a blackish cork so i need to use any RTV anywhere? i see the plastic valve covers say to use it but cants find anything on the aluminum. thanks

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Shouldn't need any sealant if you prep both surfaces correctly
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A thin layer wont hurt
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I always put a thin layer on the valve cover side. I don't worry about the head side as much. Not leaked yet.

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Sorry to hijak your thread, but where do you get an aluminum valve cover for a 2.5? Are they better than the plastic ones? Thanks in advance
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They are better quality than plastic. Check quadratech or 4wd.

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books says plastic rtv and aluminum use gasket.ok guys but it says 44 inch pounds which is like 4 foot pounds. i usually go by hand but dont want to under tighten it or over. any ideas?
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my torque wrench does 5lbs maybe just use that ..............
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i userly put rtv on the valve cover side only so i can remove the vave cover without changing gaskets next time.
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i just put alittle so it would stick the valve cover when i when i dropped it down on the head. they are tightened snug now but i guess im gonna go with 5 foot lbs
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so the previous guy used black rtv i guess high temp but whatever and it only stuck to the valve cover and not the head. it was leaking 360 ...i used the right gasket and no leaks so far. do it right or dont do it at all..............
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i also to put rtv on the valve cover side only to hold it in place. Otherwise it might get out of posistion and leak when installing. Old techs put grease on the opposite side so you can reuse it again. I use to do that on oil pan gaskets - RTV them to the block and put grease on the oil pan side. Old race car trick is to coat gaskets on both sides (to hold it in place and to reuse it again) with heavy grease, just a light smear. They will seal fine and are easily removed and reused that way without damaging them.

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I am not too familiar with using rtv put I don't see what it could hurt to put it on there. If you do it correctly you won't have to take off you valve cover for a good long while right?
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