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Unread 06-21-2013, 01:10 PM   #1
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replace plastic valve cover

Where can I buy a valve cover that requires no drilling to replace a plastic cover on a 1982 cj5 with a 258.

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Unread 06-21-2013, 01:29 PM   #2
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New? No where. Used, maybe.

With an aluminum cover, it's probable that you won't have to drill, but likely that you will have to thread two holes already in the head. It's really not a big deal.

Total cost - somewhere in the $200 range for the cover, gasket, the tap for threading, and any ancillary sealants you use.
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Unread 06-22-2013, 08:43 PM   #3
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thanks, I might just go back plastic. sounds a lot easier.
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Unread 06-24-2013, 01:55 PM   #4
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Get aluminum. Plastic will leak again. Like Hound said, probably won't have to drill.

Aluminum 4.2 cover, tap two holes on the drivers side of the block, buy new bolts to replace crap that comes with 4.2 cover, install.

A tap is a T shaped tool. Easy to use. Hole is already there, and a tap looks like a screw. You screw it in a little, back it out, screw it in a little, back it out, until you hit the bottom of the existing hole. That threads the hole. It's that easy. First tap I ever used was putting a 4.2 valve cover on my green Jeep. I was shocked at how easy it was. Some things sound scary but they're easy.
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Unread 06-25-2013, 07:05 AM   #5
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Thanks I might try it.
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