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Username Post: Dry or sealed?        (Topic#351052)
Sethmark 
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05-10-18 11:22 AM - Post#2733607    

I like you guys. Little more gray in the beard and more experienced than most forums. So today I ask.... I’ve converted to a cast valve cover since the 60 year old original needed diapers.

High tack or dry on that cork? How tight on the acorns?



 

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05-10-18 11:26 AM - Post#2733608    
    In response to Sethmark

As I recall, no sealer is recommended in the manual, however given the nature of stuff to warp, bend, chip and have other failures I use a very thin coat of silicon on both the block and the top of the gasket. Others say none the block. A personal choice. At least some one appreciates my 84 year old grey hair and beard.

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Sethmark 
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05-10-18 11:35 AM - Post#2733610    
    In response to 2blu52

I do. Too much good info goes to waste if I don’t ask.



Edited by Sethmark on 05-10-18 12:08 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
TAT_2 
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05-10-18 02:47 PM - Post#2733630    
    In response to Sethmark

ON CORK,I WOULD USE THIS,HAS MORE "GRIP".EVENTUALLY I GOTA DO A OIL PAN & GASKET ON THE FURD.I GOT THE CORK GASKET.WE USE THAT THAT IN WORK



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DanD1950 
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05-11-18 04:23 AM - Post#2733659    
    In response to TAT_2

Throw the cork gasket in the garbage and use silicone only.
I also agree with TAT_2 the ultra black is a very good silicone; but I use its big brother, the right stuff black.

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Edited by DanD1950 on 05-11-18 04:27 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
2blu52 
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05-11-18 05:21 AM - Post#2733660    
    In response to Sethmark

One more remark, the Acorns can be over tightened,I just run them down until they are snug not bottomed out, if no leaks then leave them alone. I like cork because of the rebound effect which leaves room for future tightening. To much wrench can distort the cover.

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Gene_Schneider 
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05-11-18 07:40 AM - Post#2733680    
    In response to 2blu52

No sealer was used by the factory or professional mechanics.

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Sethmark 
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05-11-18 09:26 AM - Post#2733690    
    In response to Gene_Schneider

Factory valve cover leaks a little. So I spent big $$$ on a cast cover. It leaks a LOT. 3 gaskets later it's still leaking. A lot.

Tried 3 different ones and it just will not stop.

Back to factory.



 
DanD1950 
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05-12-18 10:27 AM - Post#2733779    
    In response to Sethmark

  • Sethmark Said:
Factory valve cover leaks a little. So I spent big $$$ on a cast cover. It leaks a LOT. 3 gaskets later it's still leaking. A lot.

Tried 3 different ones and it just will not stop.

Back to factory.



Like I said in an earlier post, in this thread.
Get the "RIGHT STUFF" form Permatex. If it is applied properly (Clean oil free surfaces) there's no way it'll leak. Oh Yeah throw the gasket out; silicone and cork gasket, do not like each-other.
The silicone will distort the cork and sure as poopoo it'll leak.
Usually a 1/8" bead of silicone is all that's required; but if there's concern of warpage of the cast cover. Lay

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05-12-18 09:08 PM - Post#2733830    
    In response to DanD1950

Back when, we always used High tack to glue the cork gaskets to the valve covers. It stopped them from sliding out after time and if need be, you could remove the cover and reinstall with the same gasket. Re-tighten after a few heat cycles when new.


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Edited by 50hotrod on 05-12-18 09:09 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Bel Air kiwi 
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05-16-18 03:29 PM - Post#2734120    
    In response to Sethmark

Hi Sethmark, Did you put the cast rocker cover on a flat surface. If its a flash copy (Aftermarket made from an old one.) it could well be twisted.
What quality material you cast them from and what process you use matters for true shaped products.

A flat one should seal better than the flexible stocker.

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Sethmark 
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05-22-18 01:26 PM - Post#2734639    
    In response to Bel Air kiwi

I did and it is not square.... and the company is ignoring me.



 

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