Valve Cover Gasket Replacement - Camaro Forums - Chevy Camaro Enthusiast Forum


Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-07-2010, 01:42 AM
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 17
Default Valve Cover Gasket Replacement

Hey all, just wondering if there is any advice on how to replace the Valve Cover Gasket, mine just blew on me and im leaking oil all over the d*** place and would like some advice on how to replace it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. D*** thing is making me crazy
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-07-2010, 12:49 PM
80ZJoe's Avatar
July 2010 ROTM
ROTM Winner's Club

 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,141
Default

It's pretty straight forward, just get a set of cork gaskets and throw them on. i don't think there is a special way, it's real easy.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-07-2010, 01:00 PM
77nomad's Avatar
Overdrive Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: off the grid
Posts: 4,848
Default

Trick is to not over over tighten.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-07-2010, 05:03 PM
1971BB427's Avatar
Second Generation Moderator
Feb 2010 ROTM winner
Jan 2013 ROTM winner
ROTM Winner's Club

 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Portland, Or
Posts: 9,063
Default

Trick is to keep them in place while you install them! I use very thin thread from my wife's sewing machine to tie through the holes and hold the gaskets in place. I trim the strings once they're tied, and just leave them in place after tightening, as they wont hurt the seal.
I also use the spendy rubber sandwiched gaskets with metal shims in the middle to make them more ridgid. I've had excellent results with no leaks. They cost about $16 on my big block, but are less for a small block.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-07-2010, 06:08 PM
Camaro 69's Avatar
Senior Moderator
January 2010 ROTM Winner
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: The 'Burbs of Chicago
Posts: 17,844
Default

I've fought too many times before with trying to keep the valve cover gaskets in place. That's why I like the aftermarket valve cover hold downs where you screw the studs into the heads first. It dowels the gasket in place. I also prefer the silicone rubber gaskets to the cork, for their stability and re-usability.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-07-2010, 06:24 PM
77nomad's Avatar
Overdrive Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: off the grid
Posts: 4,848
Default

+1 on using studs. And silicone gaskets too.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-07-2010, 06:29 PM
80ZJoe's Avatar
July 2010 ROTM
ROTM Winner's Club

 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,141
Default

never had a prob with the cork ones, they are real sturdy and fall right into place for me
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement Procedures (94-V6-3.4) voxeltoxin 93-02 General 8 12-14-2014 02:24 PM
Valve cover gasket advice nouturn20 LS Series Tech 4 08-15-2013 08:11 PM
Valve Cover replacement on 94 Z28 mezzyshredder 93-02 General 0 06-04-2012 07:49 AM
Just did the valve cover gasket and... DemonDark 93-02 V6 Tech 4 04-03-2010 11:44 AM
valve cover gasket on 1995 3.4 sledhed32 93-02 V6 Tech 8 09-30-2008 10:22 PM


Tags
427, 78, big, block, camaro, chevy, cost, cover, covr, gasket, replace, replacement, rplacemnt, valv, valve

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:39 PM.