Way Outta Control
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: The Palouse
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Re: ?\'s replacing valve cover gasket
1. Welcome to the forum.
2. Thanks for filling out your user profile:
3. Read the New Posters Message at the top of the forum.
4. Participate! Two brains are better'n one!
5. OK... now explaine the name...
6. Siege is "Victories" in German...
7. Unless you mis-spell it and the Seige is "Goat"
8. But enough Trivia.
9. You're correct about the torque setting.
10. I've found that to get the pesky plastic valve cover to seal:
a. Clean both mating surfaces VERY well.
b. After cleaning, I wipe down the area with alcohol.
c. Use RTV, or Permatex Gasket Goo (your choice) on both sides of the gasket.
d. Let it "skin" over.
e. After about 5 minutes skinnng... put the cover on the head.
f. Tighten the bolts as Ziegie described..
h. You'd better have a 1/4" accurate torque wrench for this job!
i. If you start to see the cover deform...
k. If it deforms... it leaks.
l. DON'T over tighten.
11. Now wait 24 hours before you start the engie.
12. You've got to get that goop to cure.
13. Then if you're still leaking look for and OEM Engine Cylinder Head Cover Kit - Part number 8983 503 343.
14. They're scarcer than hen's teeth but worth it...
15. Not a drop of oil in the 8 years one's been on my CJ.