valve cover upgrade questions - JeepForum.com

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 07-05-2013, 12:49 AM Thread Starter
justinwatts8282
Registered User
1985 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: fayetteville
Posts: 72
valve cover upgrade questions

i have an 85 cj7 with a 258 and im looking to upgrade the plastic valve cover to an alluminum one to prevent breakage and leaks the questions i have are do you have any recomendations for a specific brand or style of valve cover.

i know you have to do some head modifications to replace the stock valve cover with an alluminum but what are the differences between regular taps and bottoms taps and where is a good place to be able to purchase the bottom taps that i will need i belive most applications will require a 5/16" bottom tap.

and are there anything else i will need to do the alluminum valve cover swap im sure i missed something.

justinwatts8282 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 Old 07-05-2013, 03:36 PM
agear
Registered User
1984 CJ7 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: norfolk
Posts: 2,306
I didn't have to tap my remanufactured engine for the aftermarket valve cover but I did have to use 2 different size bolts but that doesn't matter -no leaks. See if you can avoid tapping the head because you can tap too deep real quick and have coolant coming out that hole.

1984 jeep cj7, 258 I6, rebuilt T176,rebuilt Dana 300, amc 20 , dana 30, 4.10's Trac-lok in rear , 4.10's detroit soft locker in dana 30, 2.5 inch bds suspension lift, 1 inch polyurethan body mount lift. Line ex. weber carburetor. factory tach. factory clock ,oem replacement speedomter cluster, and oil pressure gauge, factory volt gauge.
agear is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome