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RE: Valve cover gasket

As I recall a mechanic in Ala Moana Cutter Audi/Porsche/VW said the valve 
cover has a tendency to warp from over tightening of the bolts. He said 
he tighten them down just about hand tight and do it the same sequence as 
the headbolts. He also mention that you should check to see if the valve 
cover is not warp and if it is then try straigtening it before 
re-installing it. He said tighter is not always better and warped valve 
cover is the reason of re-occurring leaks. 

Anthony Chan, First Hill, Seattle, WA, USA.
92' 100 V6 Tornado Red.

On Tue, 14 Jan 1997, Bernie Strub wrote:

> Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 22:02:41 -0800 (PST)
> From: Bernie Strub <bstrub@silverlink.net>
> To: STHRRSAB@edex.litc.lockheed.com
> Cc: quattro@coimbra.ans.net
> Subject: RE: Valve cover gasket
> you sed:
> >Some outfit up north (Mich. I think)  just recently just sent me a
> >flyer for parts sales and they had Audi rubber valve cover gaskets
> >($20).  After replacing my 84 4KQ valve gasket about three times over
> >the years with no success (still leaks) I think I am going to try
> >them even though the price is steep. If anyone wants the name E-mail
> >me directly. 
> Put one of these in my 87 4kq last summer; no leaks yet...
> >>>>>Bernie
> 87 4kcsq alpine white/light grey cloth
> QCUSA #1765
> Member #47 NW Region AQC