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Unread 06-24-2013, 06:55 AM   #1
Conch Cruiser
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151 CID GM Valve Cover Gasket ?

I just pulled my valve cover. It appears Jeep does not use a gasket during manufacturing. It appears they used an orange RTV sealant only. I already picked up a new gasket. Should I put it back the way it was with just RTV, or use the gasket plus RTV.

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Conch Cruiser
1983 CJ7-Base
151 GM Motor
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Unread 06-24-2013, 11:38 AM   #2
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Really, you don't think the valve cover has been off the engine once in 30 years? My guess is a previous owner did the RTV hack job.
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Unread 06-24-2013, 07:47 PM   #3
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“Really, you don't think the valve cover has been off the engine once in 30 years? My guess is a previous owner did the RTV hack job.”

Really.

I purchased thee jeep from the original owner who is a friend of mine. He does not recall ever pulling the valve cover.

I reviewed the Haynes Manual prior to removing the valve cover. It instructs you to re-install the valve cover with a bead of RTV only.

My question was. “Should I put it back the way it was with just RTV, or use the gasket plus RTV”

I assume from your response, you would use a gasket.

Any other suggestions?
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