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Early Legacy Oil Leaks?
Posted 08 September 2003 - 12:31 PM
Posted 08 September 2003 - 02:06 PM
I replaced the PCV valve before I did the gaskets and it did actually slow down the leak.
New gaskets are of course needed to make things really tight again. Most older cars tend to leak from the rocker cover gaskets because of excessive blowby caused by cylinder bore wear. However, Sube engines do it because they are "flat" and the oil will rest directly on the gasket. Serious bore wear on a Sube engine takes VERY high mileage :-)
Oh, yes, you do need new bolt gaskets too. They been have redesigned, so don't worry if the new ones look different. They are thicker "under" the bolt head to increase the pressure on the rocker cover gaskets.
Space is very tight, so clean off the cylinder heads and nearby surfaces or otherwise you will get dirt on the inside of the rocker cover and have to spend ages making sure you get it all out again......trust me, I speak from experience
Posted 08 September 2003 - 05:34 PM
Posted 08 September 2003 - 05:57 PM
Posted 09 September 2003 - 07:32 AM
Not too hard
Posted 09 September 2003 - 02:45 PM
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