Because of the valve coverís geometry, it is very important to torque it in the correct sequence. Circular and near round configurations (like square shapes) are easier than elongated shapes like narrow rectangles; which is the shape of the valve cover. I tend to torque things twice. Once at a lower torque rating required, then again at the specified rating. Just a habit from observing old-timers work.
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Thanks for the info I guess I must have been squeezing the gasket a lil too much it looks like its stretched a little when I looked at it tonight so I guess I'll redew it again this weekend. Well hey guys I'm not a "old tymer" unless being 22 is now one. So whats it like to be OLD????
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You can get the rubber gasket with steel inserts at each hole which prevent overtightening if that is the case
You are better off using the rubber gasket, cork is ancient technology and it doesn't work that well. No offense to the older gents! The rubber gasket are used on the newer Jeeps and the almost never leak. The type of rubber actually swells a little sealing the cover even better.
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