I-5 motor: Gasket sealer or forget about it???
Richard van der Hoff
quattro at rvanderhoff.org.uk
Wed Apr 7 05:01:25 EDT 2004
Huw Powell wrote:
> The most common source of engine covering nasty goo in my experience is
> leaking cam cover gaskets. I think this is because the torque
> requirement is very low, and many might get over-torqued when what they
> really needed was a new gasket. Both my 5 cyls, one with about 300k and
> the other about 260k or so are completely oil-leak free, with any gasket
> replacement done with no extra ingredients.
Whereas I replaced the gasket on mine and torqued it up carefully, and
still it leaks like a seive. Bah and humbug.
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