valve cover gasket
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|03-03-2012, 02:40 AM||#1|
valve cover gasket
I have leak from valve cover gasket.
I bought new one and now I want to change it by myself.
My question is should I put a silicon grease into this gasket or just put it "dry"?
Best Regards Tom
|03-03-2012, 06:26 AM||#3|
Hey CMG. thanks for response,
I bought today some new tools so I hope job will go much easier.
|03-03-2012, 07:22 AM||#4|
Did ya check you plugs while you were in that area???? I always try to take care of whatever is in that area I`m working in so I don`t need to go back there later...Especially those PITA area`s....
|03-03-2012, 10:08 AM||#5|
From: Hackettstown N.J.
Joined: Jan 2008
I tried RTV the last time on both sides. So far so good. I also used RTV around the hold down bolts as it seemed like most of my seepage was wicking up between the bolts and grommets.
|03-03-2012, 10:30 AM||#6|
I was sure that everything is ok, I put a bit o silicon on those circles,
but on one side of engine (on head corner) it get leaked.
I will take double care now to do it right.
|03-03-2012, 12:21 PM||#7|
Joined: Jul 2011
I Ride: 2000 zx12 candy green
i just did my rocker gasket on my 2000 zx12 i would use all new gromets around bolts and not use any silicone,and yea change your plugs at the same time,much easier with everything out of the way!
|03-03-2012, 01:28 PM||#9|
I used Ultra Copper as per KZScotts (I believe it was him anyways) recommendation in a previous thread, and low n behold, the damn thing is leaking again. Under 6k this time. Last gasket was rock hard when I took it out and cracking...dunno this time. Ain't dug into it yet. May have to and check the valves again as long as I'm in there...
|03-03-2012, 01:49 PM||#11|
I never use anything with the ones I`ve replaced and never leak....Maybe lucky...But I really clean the surfaces spotless on head and cover....JMO....
|03-04-2012, 07:36 AM||#12|
did mine last spring... cleaned everything up good and went back together
with all new stuff... didnt use any dope at all...
still dry as a bone
and like the other guy said , its a good time to put a fresh set of plugs and do the block off thing...
you can check your valve clearances while you are in there as well , if you are into that...
|03-04-2012, 08:00 AM||#13|
Hey thank You Guys for all advices.
I will change oil also so I will clean everything very good.
Valves are ok I set it u after head milled about month ago.
|03-04-2012, 08:24 AM||#14|
|03-04-2012, 08:26 AM||#15|
If you do it right the first time and don`t have a warped out cover all will be leak free.....
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