Valve cover oil leak - another solution
I have read all the posts on replacement valve covers and would gladly buy an alumninum cover but for the Cdn $ exchange bringing the price of a cover over $250 Cdn.
I have the plastic valve cover which is bolted down with three bolts on the distributor side, one bolt on each end and "nut washers" on top. The leakage of course is on the top side which isn't secured at all. I've already tried to reseal twice with no success.
I note that there were three studs running parallel to the top of the valve cover. I made three templates of a "pressure plate" which will cover portions of the valve cover edge. I drilled holes through the plates to fit the stud. Once I find the right sized nut/washer, I plan to bolt down to the studs.
Am I wasting my time? Any thoughts appreciated. In any event, will post again as to whether this cheap fix works.