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OneFastGTS
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Ok, I sent mt valve cover to get powder coated and now I need to replace the gasket.
It looks like there are 5 intotal.

The main one, that goes around the adge
the one on the side
and 3 for the spark plugs.

Where can I buy these?

Thanks
 

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My snail is bigger!
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AutoZone, Checker, any auto parts store, dealer.

Fel-Pro VS50461R - comes with gaskets for both heads and spark plug tube seals. That's something you can get immediately if you're in a rush and save the rest of the set for later. Beck-Arnley 0361533 is just for one head but they'll probably have to special order that. Dealer should have everything, too.
 

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BoomGoesTheDynaMitt
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I got the valve cover gasket (main one for the edge) from the dealerfor about $12-15. I got my spark plug tube seals for about $2/ea from them as well. They usually get them in within 2-3 days assuming they are not already in stock (mine were).
 

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ok heres a stupid question.. I know how the big main on goes on...but how do the spark ones go? do i glue them underneath?

Also there is one one the side where a pvc adapter goes..theres a gasket needed for that one
 

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Ok here is an illustration. I bought the kit today... this is what I have so far..the main one went in fine.. <a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b289/phateclipsegts/pictures240-1.jpg" border="0" alt="Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket"></a>
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Also...the radiator mounts had a rubber mount, right?<a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b289/phateclipsegts/pictures241.jpg" border="0" alt="Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket"></a>
 

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there should be a rubber gromment in the first picture of the PCV valve.

Second picture...push the seals onto the spark plug tubes with the flat edge up

Third picture...yes there should be
 

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yea mount the spark plug seals to the tubes on the engine, the pressure when you tighten the valve cover down will make the seal.

and yes the radiator has mounts for it.
 

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My snail is bigger!
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The only place where you're going to find the grommet for the PCV valve is the dealer... you didn't keep the old one?
 

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BoomGoesTheDynaMitt
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His PCV valve lready has the grommet (no gasket needed). Look at the nipple closely. You can see it has 2 raised lips with a thinner portion in between the lips. That center portion should sit in the hole on your valve cover. Just push it in and make sure it sits flush. Normally the hos wold be pulled off of that nipple and the nipple itself would stay inserted in the valve cover but obviously it had to be removed for painting. You have everything needed for that part. Just push/plug it into the valve cover.

Yes, you seem to be missing the radiator support bushings/dampners.

As stated, you sit the oil seals on top of the spark plug tubes then set the valve cover on top and tighten it down. The wider portion of the seals should be facing upward toward the sky.
 

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Make sure you torque down your valve cover correctly. IIRC its only suppose to see like 28-31 INCH LBS!!!! Any more and you will warp your valve cover and crack the paint.
 

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Make sure you torque down your valve cover correctly. IIRC its only suppose to see like 28-31 INCH LBS!!!! Any more and you will warp your valve cover and crack the paint.
:agreed: Plus the gasket will start to leak and and the deformed valve cover will not be useable again (reliably anyway).
 

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I've got a question. I went to replace my front valve cover gasket because I thought it was leaking some, but I think it was my oil filll cap.
Anyway, when I went to take the valve cover off, it was stuck on there good. So good that we never got it off. We pryed in a few places, but trying not to damage the cover so it was tough.
How are you guys getting them off.
 

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I've got a question. I went to replace my front valve cover gasket because I thought it was leaking some, but I think it was my oil filll cap.
Anyway, when I went to take the valve cover off, it was stuck on there good. So good that we never got it off. We pryed in a few places, but trying not to damage the cover so it was tough.
How are you guys getting them off.
I am not going to make it sound fancy. I took a thin flat head screw driver, wedged it in the middle of the front and tapped it with a rubber mallet. I was also lifting up on the oil fill neck. It took a while but it finally gave way.
 

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This is what I did to take off the valve cover. placed a screwdriver under the tube and pryed up, it came right off.



Here's a pic of the rubber gourmet that should be on the valve cover.


Here is a pic of how to put the spark plug gaskets on.
 

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BoomGoesTheDynaMitt
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I've got a question. I went to replace my front valve cover gasket because I thought it was leaking some, but I think it was my oil filll cap.
Anyway, when I went to take the valve cover off, it was stuck on there good. So good that we never got it off. We pryed in a few places, but trying not to damage the cover so it was tough.
How are you guys getting them off.
I placed a 2x4 along the flat side of the cover and smacked it with a rubber mallet a couple times. The cover started to slide and I was able to pull it off by hand at that point. Certainly not the best metho to use if you have a painted valve cover but its probably the best method at preventing deformation of the cover and thus causing a leak.
 
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