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post #16 of 20 Old 08-16-2013, 11:25 AM
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When I installed mine on 4.2l I had to trim a little of the gasket with exacto knife to get it to fit within the lip of the valve cover, if not the gasket would have squished and left some gap under it! I don't believe all newer gaskets fit like they're suppose to, therefore leaking issues Occur?! Felpro cork gasket

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post #17 of 20 Old 08-21-2013, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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Well I purchased the 4.2L valve cover. I checked the fit, all was good, then I cleaned up everything and put RTV and Gasket on and installed cover. All went well except the 5/16" X 1/2" long allen head bolts were not long enough to thread up in the holes on the drivers side. So I snugged all the other bolts up and let the RTV cure, I am getting longer bolts for the driver side today. Question do you think the cover will leak since I was not able to snug the drivers side up while the RTV was curing? SHould I try it or go ahead and redo? If I cant get 3/4" long bolts do you think 1" will be ok with washers stacked up?
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post #18 of 20 Old 08-21-2013, 11:04 AM
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Only thing you can do is try it and see You might just cut a little off a 1", instead of using washers. Make sure you've got something to test the threads, then plug and torque!
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Only thing you can do is try it and see You might just cut a little off a 1", instead of using washers. Make sure you've got something to test the threads, then plug and torque!
Put a nut on first, cut the bolt and unthread nut.

The nut should straighten out the threads....
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post #20 of 20 Old 08-21-2013, 01:04 PM
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Put a nut on first, cut the bolt and unthread nut.

The nut should straighten out the threads....

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