Last post on Jan 17, 2013 at 9:57 AM
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#10 of 13 Re: Valve cover gasket? [kdon1124]
Jan 15, 2013 (12:55 pm)
Both surfaces were clean and level?
This is beyond my expertise but I wonder if some of that sealant goo specifically meant for gaskets would help in this case?
#11 of 13 Re: Valve cover gasket? [ateixeira]
Jan 15, 2013 (1:48 pm)
thanks! ill take a look and make sure its level and i was sure to clean the mating surfaces before but ill look into the sealant stuff as well.
#12 of 13 Re: Valve cover gasket? [kdon1124]
Jan 16, 2013 (12:16 pm)
Making sure it is clean (no oil at all) by using a solvent cleaner, then allowing it to dry, is important for sure. Another thing is making sure you torque the bolts carefully and evenly. I always use ultra blue gasket sealer in addition to the rubber gaskets, and put a thin layer on each side of the mating surface with the gasket in the middle.
I hope you don't have to redo it, but best of luck to you as you sort it out. It sounds like you made good on your first attempt.
#13 of 13 Re: Valve cover gasket? [xwesx]
Jan 17, 2013 (9:57 am)
My guess is that the bolts are not torqued enough. It only recommended 4ft-lb and i very loosely tightened it. im hoping i dont have to do it again either but thank you very much!