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valve cover leak at bolts
Posted 26 October 2003 - 05:33 PM
Posted 26 October 2003 - 05:39 PM
Posted 26 October 2003 - 06:10 PM
Posted 26 October 2003 - 09:00 PM
Possibility of splitting the rubber if you go to tight. With no torque wrench, I would recommend to whatch the rubber part of the seal as you tighten the bolt, stop when you see it start to squish. May have to snugg them a bit later on down the road.
Posted 26 October 2003 - 10:03 PM
Autozone sells the Felpro set for about $12, which included both valve cover seals and the bolt grommets. At that price, there's no reason to skimp on the grommets. I don't know if you've got Autozone in Connecticut, but u should be able to get the same set at a similar price.
I've used RTV to re-seal the grommets for a few hundred miles before I a planned gasket change, and it slowed the oil leak down to a few drops. Works, but at $12 it just makes sense to do it right. Extra torque alone won't get a hardened-up grommet to seal, and as Tom says, it could warp something.
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