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Re: Valve Cover Gasket Leaks again:'86 Coupe GT (2.2 5 cylinder)
Sometimes the bolts holding down the valve cover loosen over time.
Check and snug them up (don't overtighten) and see if the leak stops.
Otherwise, the sealing surface on the head may be scratched or scored
causing the leak. If this is the case, you can smooth out a not-so-deep
scratch with emery paper, or apply some RTV sealant in that area.
I have had good results with the neoprene gasket.
> The last one they put on was the neoprene one and it now leaks too!
> >On Wed, 20 Sep 1995, gkaufman wrote:
> >> I continually have problems with the valve cover gasket. My car only has
> >> 75K miles on it and I'm on my 3rd one and it has started leaking again.
> >> Does anyone else have this problem and if so, what have you done about it?
> >> glenn
> >Either spend the $5 for another cork one, or spend like $20 for the neoprene
> >rubber one, which I believe is guaranteed not to leak...