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valve cover gasket funneled water into my motor
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Fred
Wed Jun 17 2015, 07:18PM

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some of you might have seen this on FB, A couple quarts of water got into my oil. Heres the culprit







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Yes those mean old valve cover gaskets can be a problem if not put on with a strong bail. To make the bale stronger, bend the ends in towards the center, then when you pull the bail over the valve cover, it will be super tight, just make sure the gasket stays in place.

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Thu Jun 18 2015, 07:27AM
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we use sealant on the cover and a tab of grease on the head side later md

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shop in va beach told this bus owner she had cracked cylinder heads causing oil leak. New gaskets and bending the latch bail musta cured that crack !



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Why the half of a closepin ? Bending the bails will tighen them right up. Glue on the outside and grease on the inside. (I don't use the glue, but you can if you want to).

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bus owners husband put on clothespin-wedge

I got involved when I offered to fix brakes. Did just what you said Phil.

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I use permatex on the valve cover side, and clean it in between gaskets with a little solvent. Stays put.

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Like I said, bend the bails, and put the gasket in place, I don't use the glue (you can if you want to), on either side of the gasket, and haven't had any problems.

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