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Unread 01-27-2012, 03:07 PM   #31
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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.

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Unread 01-27-2012, 07:07 PM   #32
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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.
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Unread 02-09-2012, 11:04 PM   #33
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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.
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Unread 02-10-2012, 06:46 AM   #34
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Well, fellas, finally got the the new aluminum valve cover on using the allen head bolts! Thanks for all the help and feedback.
I got mine on too but it leaks! What kind of gasket and sealant did you end up using?
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Unread 02-16-2012, 07:17 PM   #35
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I used the gasket that came with the valve cover and used "Permatex, 1 Minute Gasket" sealant (item #25229). No leaks so far!
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Unread 02-16-2012, 07:55 PM   #36
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Dropping it off at the shop so someone besides me can get my VC on without it leaking. I'm bummed out I couldn't get it right myself.
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Unread 02-16-2012, 08:08 PM   #37
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Dropping it off at the shop so someone besides me can get my VC on without it leaking. I'm bummed out I couldn't get it right myself.
Try again. The aluminum cover takes a specific gasket and the part number comes with the kit. For those who mentioned different bolts- The current crown kit includes allen head bolts.

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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