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post #1 of 3 Old 09-15-2009, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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question on valve cover

hey fellas got another question for you guys, my plastic valve cover on my jeep had a small hole in it, (1983 cj 7 258) so i ordered a aluminum cover for about $90 bucks Dealer wanted $384 for the oem. Is there any problem using the aluminum cover? and if anyone runs one on a 258 what did you torque it down at? i dont wanna crack it ( ask me how i know). thanks in advance guys.

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post #2 of 3 Old 09-15-2009, 09:07 AM
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I had one on mine...there will be some holes to drill and tap to get the aluminum one to fit plus the old plastic one has these bolts that come up off the rocker arm guides that either need to be replaced or grinded off.

I think the one I purchased had torque specs with it, I would assume you have to torque it down to some sort of torque so it doesnt leak. I am sure they can be found in the haynes or Chilton manuals.


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thanks for the reply, i have the haynes manual, but i dont know if the plastic torque specs would be the same/work on the aluminum.
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