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valve cover studs

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by archer, Oct 25, 2000.

  1. archer

    archer 1/2 ton status

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    I have an 85 with a 305. I replaced the valve cover gaskets with new neoprene ones, and they are either melting (they pretty much touch the exhaust manifolds) or I'm still leaking oil. There's a noticable amount of blue smoke when I shut it off. Are there any better gaskets for these things? one of the studs may be stripped as well, can these be backed out or are they permanant? Any tips and tricks appreciated.

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  2. Stoopalini

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    If you're talking about the studs for the valve covers that are in the head, they can usually be backed out with a pair of vice grips.

    Are you sure that it is the valve covers that are leaking? Blue smoke from where when you shut it off, the exhaust?

    Thomas.

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