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Re: Leak



JasonCrash=> The right hand Valve cover is leaking like a Sive and I 
=> even put a new seal in it, does that mean I need a new spring thingie 
=> and new covers? 

A valve cover seal fails when 

1. it's installed incorrectly. Pull off the cover; you may find the 
seal has slipped off the lip, or there's a chunk of crud stuck to it, 
etc.

2. the edge of the cover or head is damaged. Unusual, but easy to spot.

I've never seen an undamaged cover fail, and the only wire bails I've 
seen fail are the chromed ones -- the acids and heat of the chroming 
process weakens them.

Steven Ayres, Prescott AZ


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