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Best valve cover gasket?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mofugly13, Apr 9, 2005.

  1. mofugly13

    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    I was wondering if anyone can tell me what the best valve cover gasket would be. One that you can take the covers off and put them back on a few times and not worry about oil seepage. I have a goodwrench crate 350 and have the stock covers that came with it. I removed them ONCE before I dropped the engine in because they had the GM stickers upside down and the oil filler back under the master cylinder, so I simply swapped them side for side. I've only had the engine in for about 30,000 miles, and it's seeping oil on both sides aty the rear of the block. The gaskets are the cork ones. I would spend more for a reusable, no leak gasket. What to do?
     
  2. mrpoorboy

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    i hear ya. mine seep too. i can't stand it. i keep thinking it is the way i put them on. maybe the valve covers themselves. please find a solution for my sanity.
     
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    Fierospeeder Banned

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    cork ones suck.

    felpro has the rubber gaskets with the metal ring to prevent crushing of the gaskets. I would ask your parts counter guy for that gasket. They are a bit pricey.
     
  4. R72K5

    R72K5 Banned

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    cork cheap ones and RTV black

    works like a charm every time


    no need for naything else and extra $$

    screw that

    good luck
     
  5. mofugly13

    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    But then you gotta replace the gasket whenever you pull your valve covers, right? On my 327, the cork gaskets were RTV'd to the heads, nothingg between the covers and the gaskets, they leaked like a sumbitch. I went to those 'spreader' valve cover clamps, and it helped, but still seeped oil.
     

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