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Woolston Craig wrote: > > Checked the valves on the '71 Fastback this weekend and in the course of doing so noticed that it was time to replace the > gaskets. When I install a new valve cover gasket, I de-grease them and scrape any old gasket off with a razor blade. Then I > apply a light coat of Form-A-Gasket to the inside of the cover where the gasket goes. Let this tack up and then set the gasket in > place. Then I apply a light coat of multi-purpose grease to the surface of the gasket. I find that by doing this I can go 2-3 valve > checks (3000 miles each) before replacing the valve cover gaskets and not have them develope any leaks. Just some tricks I > have learned over the last couple of years. Was wondering if anyone else did this or had some other helpful tricks... > ------------------------------------- > Craig Woolston > '70 Sqback and '71 Fastback > firstname.lastname@example.org I don't know what different kinds of valve cover gaskets are out there, but I always get a sort of "rubberized" version that is very durable and lasts 2-3 checks before replacement. I don't go to too much hassle with them since they are so inexpensive. When I'm down buying stuff, I pick up several so I always have spares. Charlie '67 square Avon Conn.