'87 4kq: oil system question/emergency?

Huw Powell audi at mediaone.net
Sun Jan 27 18:18:53 EST 2002

Andrew Buc wrote:
> ** Reply to message from <James at ringsperformance.com> on Sun, 27 Jan 2002
> 10:38:32 -0700
> > The holes from the lifter area back to the bottom of the engine are quite
> > small, so the foil is 99% still in the head. It only takes 15 minutes to
> > pull/install the cover, so do that.
> According to the Bentley, there are a couple of cam cover gaskets that they say
> should always be replaced. Is that true even for a quick on-and-off like this?

You might as well have a new rubber one on hand.  An old rubber one
might be reusable, but an old cork one will come out in pieces.

It will take more than 15 mins, by the way.

You might as well take the opportunity to clean, lube and refresh as
much of the clutter that is in the way that you have to remove as you

Huw Powell



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