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EA71 & EA81 - valve rocker cover gasket differences?

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#1 81MV


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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:43 AM

Hi folks


Among the boxes of new old stock parts I've recently acquired here in the UK are a good quantity of gaskets (oil pan, cylinder head, valve rocker covers, exhaust).


Upon validating the part numbers in the Subaru Parts Catalogs, there are different numbers for some EA71 & EA81 gaskets, e.g. despite looking almost identical, the oil pan gaskets are slightly different sizes; I can also tell that the cylinder head gaskets are slightly different (the EA81 has an extra couple of "lugs" on one side).


Can anyone tell me if the valve rocker covers are the same spec for both engines, or do these differ as well?






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Posted 19 June 2013 - 09:27 AM

They are different too.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:54 AM

Thanks! :)

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 07:29 AM

EA71 valve cover gaskets are rectangular in shape while EA81 gaskets have one corner of the rectangle 'cut off' (hope that makes sense!).

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