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post #1 of 8 Old 02-05-2002, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
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Gasket Question

I have an 89 YJ 258 and Iíve been getting oil leakage around my value cover. Does anybody know for that model if there is a gasket I can get? Or do I need to buy the whole kit with the gasket included> I called the dealer and they quoted me $125 for a new one without Labor. Then I called a jeep place in AZ and they told me $55 without shipping, which will probably be round 40 to 50 bucks. Is this a job that can be installed easily? Any advice is appreciated. Happy Jeepen

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post #2 of 8 Old 02-06-2002, 08:45 AM
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u can use gasket maker but I tried it and it did not work to well for me.I went to advanced auto and told them i needed a cork type gasket for the 258 jeep motor and they had one in stock.So check your local shops first autozone, advance,and napa.But if they dont try or go to key word krage motorsports same web site and you can order online or call i know they have them.Even with the gasket it may leak a little but the only other solution is the metal replacement.Mine leaks a little but dont bother me.Hope this helps

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post #3 of 8 Old 02-06-2002, 04:37 PM
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My 87' came with the plastic valve cover, and always leaked. I replaced it with an aluminum cover from WestSide Preformance. They recommend using RTV vs a gasket. Once I installed my new cover, using RTV, I have for onced sloved my leaking problem. The valve cover is a little costly ($170), however, it's good quality and looks nice. I would go this route before spending $100 bucks on a new gasket.
PS. This valve cover is a simple bolt on. No drilling required, like some after market covers require.
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post #4 of 8 Old 02-06-2002, 10:05 PM
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try this, says the valve cover gasket is included,
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post #5 of 8 Old 02-06-2002, 11:07 PM
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Before you spend any money how much is it leaking? My old 258 leaked but it just looked bad and was really no big deal. Adding a quart of oil between oil changes isn't very expensive and it does keep the oil fresher.

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post #6 of 8 Old 02-07-2002, 05:52 AM
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I just bought a whole head gasket set from Advanced Auto for around $40.00 for my 87 , 258 and the cover gasket was cork which I had not used.

I replaced the lifters, so I had to remove the valve cover and replace it with the new gasket as part of the process.

Now i have no leaks, but I do keep checking the tightness on the bolts. I do not think you need to spend the kind of money you are talking about.
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post #7 of 8 Old 02-07-2002, 08:23 AM
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hey they sell complete gaskets sets depending on the job, thru Quadratec and a pretty fair price, most kits include everything need from the Head up to the carb, and no i'm not trying to sell ya their stuff, just thought it may help

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Jeepers thanks for the advice. im not sure which route im going to take, but I'll keep you posted. Thanks again. Happy Off Roading
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