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post #1 of 23 Old 10-26-2004, 10:30 AM Thread Starter
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Valve Cover Leak

Ok well I've replaced my vlave cover gasket 2 times in the past 2 year and its leaking again. I've used cork gaskets iis that where I'm going wrong??? Should I use rubber instead???


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you could be overtightening the bolts on the covers....
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Oil cover bolt torque is 75 inch pounds. That's not a heck of a lot.
Properly installed, a cork gasket will seal as well as a rubber gasket.

If I were in your position, I would change to the aluminum valve cover...

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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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That is very good advice though, often overlooked.

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Warren,

anyone over 30 and able to standup in West BG Virginia is an old timer.


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Warren,

anyone over 30 and able to standup in West BG Virginia is an old timer.


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Ya know driving conditions get better in the winter in WV; because the snow fills in the pot-holes.
Sorry I could not resist.

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Hey thatís Jerzey to you buddy.

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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
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Oil cover bolt torque is 75 inch pounds.
is this for the I6 engine? i'll be replacing my valve cover today (i hope). but i was actually searching for the valve cover bolt torque specs. this is what i could find.
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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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IF you want to spend $50+ on the rubber gasket. Unless someone knows of a cheaper place..


I used a cork gasket not too long ago and already leaking as well..

I just got a cork/nitrile blend thats supposed to be better then cork at least., it was only $8 from autozone (special order)

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