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post #1 of 5 Old 04-14-2013, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
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87 grand wagoneer help

I have a 1987 grand wagoneer, I just redid the trans in it, but now I'm leaking oil, think its coming from my valve cover, so I was wondering exactly what I need to do to change the valve cover gaskets

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post #2 of 5 Old 04-14-2013, 11:15 AM
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Biggest part is to get other things cleared out of the way, label and relocate. Are the bolts tight, they can often come loose over time. I was told years ago"when tightening valve covers use a nut driver so you can't over tighten" always thought that was safe.
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Biggest part is to get other things cleared out of the way, label and relocate. Are the bolts tight, they can often come loose over time. I was told years ago"when tightening valve covers use a nut driver so you can't over tighten" always thought that was safe.
Check what you have first
I use a 7/16 with a long wobble extension and a 1/4 drive ratchet to snug them up. I did pull mine off when they were leaking, wiped them down and cleaned the valve cover and head too. Then I put a dab of RTV where each nipple protrudes out of the cover and they didn't leak again.

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I use a 7/16 with a long wobble extension and a 1/4 drive ratchet to snug them up. I did pull mine off when they were leaking, wiped them down and cleaned the valve cover and head too. Then I put a dab of RTV where each nipple protrudes out of the cover and they didn't leak again.
I got new gaskets, they were only $13 so it's worth the cash to change them
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post #5 of 5 Old 04-15-2013, 12:52 PM
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It never hurts to play it safe. Some gaskets are fine to reuse. Some aren't. But peace of mind is always great.

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