Valve Cover Gasket

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Mon May 25 15:11:17 PDT 2009

Forget the hard gasket. Clean it up and use a little Si caulk.
Pull the plugs and let the oil run on in.


On May 25, 2009, at 2:56 PM, Kneale Brownson wrote:

> I'm doing my first ever valve cover gasket replacement.
> The old gasket was stiff as though made from hard plastic.  It came  
> off
> both the cover and the spark plug holes in hard chunks I had to pry  
> off.
> Before I did that, I determined there were two cracks around spark  
> plug
> holes and two along the passenger side of the cover, where it had  
> been leaking.
> Anyway, is it normal for the really soft and flexible gasket  
> (judging from
> the replacement one) to get so dry and hard?
> And what's the best way to get the oil out of the spark plug holes?
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