Thanks Keith, seems like everybody has their own way of doing things. It's taken about 4-5 hours getting off the old gasket and making sure everything is clean. Headed to AZ to get some scotchbrite pads and some brake cleaner to make sure everything is clean. Wish me luck I'm getting ready to bottom tap the bolt holes. I've never done anything like this before and it makes you feel good and I probably saved some money in the mean time.
Jeep. There's Only One
A word of caution if one is to drill and tap while the cylinder head is still on the engine. Have a shop vac or household vacuum cleaner with the hose attached and pulling chips away as you tap and drill. Greatly reduces the chance of having unwanted foreign material fall into the oil passage ways of the cylinder head.
1984 CJ-7 Renegade
Well, fellas, finally got the the new aluminum valve cover on using the allen head bolts! Oh yeah, jacking up the transfer case was the trick that helped the valve cover clear the fire wall! Thanks for all the help and feedback.
Originally Posted by gmgreen View Post
I put indian head gasket shellac on the cover and the cover side of the gasket, let it dry pretty good, put the gasket and cover together, put grease on the head side of the cover and it sealed up nice.
I tried it with grease on both sides and it didn't seal at all in the half moon cutouts on the drivers side.
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