[V8] Valve cover seal

cobram at juno.com cobram at juno.com
Fri Jul 8 12:53:15 EDT 2005

Are you sure it's the valve cover?  Seems like an obvious question, but
it's no so obvious on the V8Q, I've chased down "valve cover" leaks that
were coming from points far and near.  The air currents generated under
the hood of the V8Q (especially so if the belly pan is missing) can make
leaks very hard to pinpoint.  As an example, I had a leak at the right
front that I was convinced was the valve cover......ended up being a leak
at the distributor which was flowing parallel to the valve cover bottom
and dripping down the front.  

A couple of bucks worth of dye and a black light might nail the exact

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"John Tomkins" <j.tomkins at zipcon.net> writes:
> My mechnic is having difficulty with the right cover seal as it is
> leaking..on number 3 now.  Any tricks on the install you have 
> discovered
> to keep it aligned?  First leak was on top side, next one on 
> bottom.

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