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Oil leak from valve cover bolt

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mouse, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. mouse

    mouse 1/2 ton status

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    Drivers side cover, only leaks oil from the rear, bottom bolt. The leak is slow, but yesterday over a 200-mile trip, enough came out to move from the bolt to the reaer of the cover.

    I changed the gasket last week to try to fix it. Used new bolts (proper length) and cleaned everything meticulously. I used Right stuff to hold the gasket to the cover and nothing between the gasket and head. I put a small dab of Right stuff in each bolt hole.

    I'm using cast aluminum covers and not over-torqueing the bolts.

    Kinda lost on a fix. I have some regular thread sealant I could possibly use.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. big dan

    big dan 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    when I do mine I silicone it on both sides. not a lot just enough to make it stick and get a good seal. either that or get some of those rubber gaskets.
     
  3. George_Pimpdaddy

    George_Pimpdaddy 1/2 ton status

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    yea thats what my rebuild kit came with those rubber gaskets are sometimes even good after being off the head i love mine never leaked yet
     
  4. mouse

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    These are rubber gaskets...
     

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