[Vwdiesel] Injection pump findings, and q's

Libbybapa at wmconnect.com Libbybapa at wmconnect.com
Wed Feb 16 20:08:06 EST 2005

In a message dated 2/16/05 5:57:16 PM US Mountain Standard Time, 
jon at kenneke.com writes:

> 2) I had to pull the valve cover off (of course). The shop used sealant 
> with the gasket. I don't think this is right. I scraped the sealant off, 
> and replaced the cover/gasket. I don't see any mention of 
> sealants in the manual. Comments?

I like to use a dab of silly cone on the places where the gasket meets the 
two other silly cone parts.  I also like to use high tack sealant on the valve 
cover, as it prevents the occasional slipping of the gasket into the valve area 
between studs when it is tightened down.  I have had that slippage happen 3 
times in 10 years of back yard vw dieseling.  It always seemed to happen toward 
the back of the head where it wasn't visible, and drench the intake manifold 
with a very large oil leak.  Never happened since using the high tack.

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