Replacing valve cover gasket

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Thicketmatt
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Replacing valve cover gasket

Post by Thicketmatt » Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:26 pm

I'm going to put in a new gasket and will upgrade to the one piece rubber one from GAP. When tightening it back down should I use the same torque setting that the Bentley has for the old cork one?
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Re: Replacing valve cover gasket

Post by Briano1234 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:14 pm

Thicketmatt wrote:I'm going to put in a new gasket and will upgrade to the one piece rubber one from GAP. When tightening it back down should I use the same torque setting that the Bentley has for the old cork one?
Thanks, Matt
DANG good question and what a way to refer to the Bentley.....

You have to use the non-shouldered studs.
You torque the bolts down to 87 in/lbs (same as the old ones).

When tightening the bolts start at the middle and work to the outsides just like a head gasket.
When replacing the Gasket, I have found that cleaning the Cam carrier with brake clean to be a good thing, then use a little drop of RED RTV at the corners where the came over is as well as a little in the cam over slot as that helps the thing to seal.

I did a how to change it on the digifant, but it is about the same as a CIS.
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