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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 17th, 05, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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Valve cover gasket

Car - 1968 Camaro - L6

How hard is it to replace the valve cover gasket on this engine? The one that is on it has started to get a little leaky and you can see on the intake side of the engine where it's leaks a little oil and it runs down the side of the block. The exuast side is mostly dry although there are some wet spots; in some cases making it to the exaust and smoking.

Anything else I need to know? Specific torque on valve cover bolts?

EDIT: Should replacement gasket be rubber or cork?

Thanks in Advance!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 19th, 05, 06:08 PM
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Re: Valve cover gasket

This job would basically be duck soup if you wanted to do it yourself... Most motors manuals will tell you what to do .. Torqueing is a no brainer... just enuff to get some squish to your cork gaskets. Most rubber does not absorb enuff to seal properly.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 19th, 05, 07:43 PM
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Re: Valve cover gasket

It's cake. Just put a few dabs of silicone on the cover and let it set up a little to keep the gasket in place. Just don't overtighten it.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 21st, 05, 02:25 AM
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Re: Valve cover gasket

Easy as pie. Just snug the bolts with your palm. You don't need no stinking torque wrench!
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