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post #1 of 7 Old 08-13-2012, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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Should I purchase an aluminum valve cover instead of the plastic one on my I6?

Hi folks,

My Jeep's previous owner did a shoddy replacement of the valve cover gasket, and it's leaking oil. It has the 258. When I replace the gasket, should I replace the valve cover with an aluminum one? Plastic seems like it might be prone to warping/developing new leaks.

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post #2 of 7 Old 08-13-2012, 11:17 PM
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YES, the aluminum versions do a great job on sealing things up. The plastics one are time bombs.

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post #3 of 7 Old 08-13-2012, 11:24 PM
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Yeah get an aluminum one BUT make sure you read the fine print, Some new valve covers like that require you to drill and tap the head... Just a heads up. Its not just a direct bolt on.. I can guarantee The Omix Ada ones require this and some sites like JC Whitney don't tell you that.
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post #4 of 7 Old 08-14-2012, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys, I appreciate it.
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post #5 of 7 Old 08-14-2012, 02:32 PM
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If you drill and tap be careful! I went the depth they told me over the phone and drilled into the water jacket, now I have a permanent stud in there.
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post #6 of 7 Old 08-14-2012, 02:35 PM
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My Brother in law drilled into the water jacket too.

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post #7 of 7 Old 08-14-2012, 03:23 PM
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My Brother in law drilled into the water jacket too.
yeahhhhhh, he told you your lights shouldn't come on without the key as well.......sorry, couldn't resist.

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