Valve cover gasket replacement question/MA state emissions ?

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Fri Apr 30 00:26:01 EDT 2004

Hi Alan,

My cars are DDers also, and I would hear no end of abuse if my wife couldn't
make it to the course for a 10 minute window on her T time.

Excepting for head gaskets, I would never use or replace a solid gasket.
The Si caulk cartridge covers all, and is always available.

The only problem that I have with retirement is that one can't go back to
work to rest up, It's go all the time!


> From: "Alan Cordeiro" <alancordeiro at>
> Bernie,
> Many of us use our cars as daily drivers. Hence, opening out
> the throttle body and not being able to put it back together,
> or, worse yet, having to bolt back a leaky part and have to do it
> all over again in two days is something we are willing to
> PAY to avoid.
> Agreed, the gasket may be re-usable, but you're taking a big
> chance on a 13 year old car if you COUNT on it being re-usable.
> Alan
> '91 200q, >200k, daily commute 33 miles each way

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