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Old 03-10-2012, 04:53 AM
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Rocker cover gasket ?

Hey guys ive been look to paint my valve cover on my 5th gen and i know it is recomended to buy a new gasket after but i heard that you can use a silicon sealant i beleive its called RTV silicon insted of a gasket put it in a bead around the cover. Is this recomended i dont really wanna pay $60 for a new gasket, Thanks :)
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Re: Rocker cover gasket ?

you really should replace the gasket whenever you remove the cover. however, if it had recently been replaced (like within a year) then you could get away with reusing it and yes, use some high temperature RTV on the spots where it is more likely to leak like corners.
60 bucks for a new gasket is a small price to pay for some peace of mind that you aren't going to have any oil leaks,
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Re: Rocker cover gasket ?

#3 in this link. It's only $10 before shipping - whoever told you $60 is full of ****.

At the most, I would suggest ordering up (4) #4 gaskets as well - just because you'll have the VC off anyway. -also be sure to tape up any openings when prepping/painting the VC.


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