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Leaking rocker cover gasket
Posted 17 September 2007 - 03:35 PM
Posted 17 September 2007 - 03:39 PM
this is the brand i use:
Posted 17 September 2007 - 03:48 PM
Posted 17 September 2007 - 04:37 PM
Its a great product
Posted 17 September 2007 - 04:56 PM
Posted 17 September 2007 - 07:37 PM
Posted 18 September 2007 - 12:03 AM
thanks for the tips on the half moons, so would i just put a thin bead on the half moons and then install the gasket? or do i put a small bead on the bottom and the top of the moons, or put the bead on the rocker cover and push the half moons onto it? (having the same problem)
Posted 18 September 2007 - 04:10 PM
Posted 18 September 2007 - 04:53 PM
seat the gasket into the sealant'
run a bead on the gasket and half moons, put it together and presto all sealed
P.S. all surfaces must be totally free of oil, or you're wasting your time.
Posted 19 September 2007 - 12:44 AM
pull of rocker cover, rip out old gaskets
clean all surfaces with brake clean, ie the engine part and the rocker cover
run a bead in the groove of the rocker cover where the gasket goes for the whole rocker cover (and the spark plugs) this should be a very thin bead right?
put gasket into rocker cover squishing the ultra grey
now run a bead on the gasket that is stuck in the rocker cover (The bottom so when it touches the engine surface it seals) over the whole gasket (Spark plugs too) and then install rocker cover
is that how its done, so pretty much your making a gasket sandwich with ultra grey as the bread right, ultra grey in the grooves for the gaskets on the cover, and ultra grey on the bottom of the gasket (once gasket is placed into the rocker cover groove) and put on the car
right? or is that too much overkill with the ultra grey
(tappet cover confused me, does that mean rocker cover?)
Posted 19 September 2007 - 03:01 PM
Posted 19 September 2007 - 04:24 PM
or marks on the top of the head that will let oil weep out.
And it's not long before the gasket gets a bit hard from all the heating and cooling.
In my experience they allways end up leaking if you don't put sealant on both sides of the gasket.
Posted 19 September 2007 - 10:27 PM
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