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Unread 01-26-2015, 11:47 PM   #1
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rtv on a valve cover

I have a brand new valve cover with a new rubber gasket. Is it necessary to use rtv? I did notice the valve cover has a foam gasket as well. Any advice would be appreciated. Oh by the way its a 90 yj 4 cylinder

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Unread 01-26-2015, 11:51 PM   #2
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Nope.

I use the rubberized / steel core FelPro and use no sealant at all.

Make sure you torque it properly though. I think that has more to do with leaks than gaskets or rtv/no rtv etc...
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I have a brand new valve cover with a new rubber gasket. Is it necessary to use rtv? I did notice the valve cover has a foam gasket as well. Any advice would be appreciated. Oh by the way its a 90 yj 4 cylinder
You should be fine with the foam gasket that the cover came with. Dont use rtv on it with gaskets. Can you post a pic of the new valve cover ?
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You should be fine with the foam gasket that the cover came with. Dont use rtv on it with gaskets. Can you post a pic of the new valve cover ?
here is a pic of the bottom of it
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I'm pretty sure those are made to go on dry. Same style as the factory with the sealant already applied to the cover. Just torque and go.
As always, make sure the mating surface is clean and dry.
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Thanks for the input
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