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aluminum valve covers

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by eds77k5, Nov 15, 2001.

  1. eds77k5

    eds77k5 1/2 ton status

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    last week i found a set of holly aluminum finned valve covers for $75, they were marked down because of scratches on the outside, regular $175, the parts guy told me i wouldnt need spreaders, could that be true? there are no leaks so far

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    You do not need spreaders with most cast aluminum valve covers. <font color=red>DO NOT</font color=red> over tighten the bolts. About 5 to 7 FT LBS is all you want on them.

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    Lucky...! I want a set and can't see dropping that much ($175 plus) for some...... you got a deal...! To go with what was said above don't over toghten or you will tweek them big time.

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    i just sold a used set for $40...but $75 new is a good deal.

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    You wont tweak them... you'll just crack them and make them worthless... I would know [​IMG], I just cracked mine not too long ago. [​IMG] After I got the cam back in, I was in a rush to get back on the road. Threw the new gaskets on there, (rubber ones) and cranked 'em down because I didn't want to have to worry about the gaskets compressing and then have to come back to re-tighten the bolts.

    Well now that they are cracked, I need to come back to install a new set of stamped covers [​IMG]... I really liked my aluminum covers, but now I think they are junk.

    Anyone out there ever repair a set of cracked aluminum covers? Drop me a PM if you have, I would love to know how things turned out. Thanks!

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    Dan, those covers could be TIG welded if they're cracked.

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    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    Anyone out there ever repair a set of cracked aluminum covers? Drop me a PM if you have, I would love to know how things turned out. Thanks!

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    You can tig weld them or clean them <font color=red>REAL</font color=red> good and use JB Weld and it should work. I did and it worked okay.

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