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Old 11-22-2010, 07:47 PM
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Silicone for Valve Cover gasket

I've gotten mixed thoughts on whether or not to use silicone on the gasket, grommets and spark plug tube seals for my valve cover. It didn't appear to have any when I removed it that's why I started asking some people in the first place some said yes use it some said no. What do you guys suggest? Thanks in advance.
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Re: Silicone for Valve Cover gasket

my F20 looked like it had some left over, but thats the only area I could see it. Not sure which way to go though.
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Re: Silicone for Valve Cover gasket

use a dab of hondabond at the corner of all the cam humps, thats it.
make sure the head, gasket, and VC are all dry so the hondabond sticks alot easier.
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Re: Silicone for Valve Cover gasket

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use a dab of hondabond at the corner of all the cam humps, thats it.
make sure the head, gasket, and VC are all dry so the hondabond sticks alot easier.
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Re: Silicone for Valve Cover gasket

im new to the site but had my lude since new and never once have i used silicon on a valve cover....
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im new to the site but had my lude since new and never once have i used silicon on a valve cover....
well since tecnically its siliconE and a valve cover GASKET......

In any case, it's always a good idea. You see it all the time people piping in saying "I had my turbo running 30 lbs of boost on stock internals for yearz!! lolz". While YOU might have had a good experience, it tends to go that not EVERYBODY will be as lucky...and when its something as minor as a little tube of silicone and an extra 10 seconds of work for peace of mind....

people are so damn lazy lol. /rant
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