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Unread 03-13-2014, 06:16 PM   #1
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I replaced my driver side valve cover gasket, purchased from the dealer, a few months back and no leaks, but a few days ago it started leaking again. I have a 4.7l with 167k on the odo. The heads have never been overheated. Thanks in advance!

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Unread 03-13-2014, 06:26 PM   #2
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I replaced my driver side valve cover gasket, purchased from the dealer, a few months back and no leaks, but a few days ago it started leaking again. I have a 4.7l with 167k on the odo. The heads have never been overheated. Thanks in advance!
Well, okay. Did you have a question?
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Unread 03-13-2014, 06:58 PM   #3
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Did you save the receipt?

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Unread 03-13-2014, 09:29 PM   #4
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You might just check that the bolts are still torqued, and if it still leaks take off the cover and use a straightedge to check that it is absolutely flat. Mine leaked from a small bend near a bolt-hole until I coaxed it back into shape.
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Unread 03-14-2014, 12:45 PM   #5
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I will go ahead a check it with a straight edge. I will see if that helps. Thanks. Also, whats a good gasket. It seems that the deep freeze we had here in DC did something to the gasket the dealer sold me.
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Unread 03-14-2014, 01:28 PM   #6
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I used a fel-pro on mine. Seems well-made; comes with new grommets.

Supposed to be re-usable too.
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Unread 03-14-2014, 01:35 PM   #7
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I will go ahead a check it with a straight edge. I will see if that helps. Thanks. Also, whats a good gasket. It seems that the deep freeze we had here in DC did something to the gasket the dealer sold me.
Fel-pro is very good gasket. Make sure to keep it in your house before putting it on, so it can stretch and move a little bit.
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