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lock nuts on valve covers?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by personaltrainer, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. personaltrainer

    personaltrainer 1/2 ton status

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    quick question. If I'm using the crappy parts store ($40) edlebrock valve covers (with felpro rubber gaskets) would it be wise to use lock nuts to tighten them? or is that just asking for trouble? It seems that everytime I check them they have loosened (i guess due to the expansion and shrinkage b/c of opperating temps). Will the lock ones just warp the hell out of valve covers when it heats up? Thanks
     
  2. dave_90_blazer

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    you should lock tite the studs in, use load spreaders and the lock nut will be fine
     
  3. personaltrainer

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    Yeah I went for it. No more leaking! Finally. thanks.
     

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