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Old 06-06-2019, 05:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I have another post going, but need an answer asap. I took the rear valve cover off and removed the 3 spark plug seals and valve cover seal. It was like it was they were glued into the valve cover groove where the seal plugs into. I cleaned out the groove which took a lot of time as there was a massive build up in it. Now that I have it to where the 3 spark plug seals and valve cover gasket seat in nicely, but every time I try to turn it over 2 of the 3 seals fall out and almost the whole main gasket all drops down and is tight in the corners. This makes it impossible to get seated properly for a dry run, let alone when I am supposed to put it on to be torqued with the ultra gray RTV at the corners of the cam caps.
I went to get a sticky spray, but they didn't have any. So they gave me this stuff in the picture.
Can someone please let me know if it is safe to use that or what else I could use?
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Old 06-06-2019, 06:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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when i put the covers back on i usually just put a little oil on the bottom with my finger and stick them onto the head. it gives them enough stick to stay in place them put the cover down ontop of them.
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You can use a dab of RTV to hold the gaskets in. You can also use that stuff you bought to hold them in too. Either works. Just remember to torque to spec in the proper sequence - broken valve cover bolts or stripped holes make for a bad time.

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You can use a dab of RTV to hold the gaskets in. You can also use that stuff you bought to hold them in too. Either works. Just remember to torque to spec in the proper sequence - broken valve cover bolts or stripped holes make for a bad time.

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Cannot say I've ever used that particular sealant but I do use Ultra Black on the back side of the seal against the valve cover to hold it in place. I dab it every few inches and put dabs in the corners on the head at the cam caps. Done it this way for years without issue.
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I agree - no problem using a little rtv to help hold it to the cover. I've always used the Felpro gaskets and they stay in good by themselves and last forever, and don't leak.
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Thank goodness I ended up using it last night before a response because it was getting late and I needed to have things wrapped up for the evening so I went ahead and did it torqued it down. I currently have another question but that's going on on the other post I will post a link on here if anybody has any answers about a waterpump question that I have right now while I have that apart hoping to install it shortly any input would be greatly appreciated excuse the lack of punctuation I guess it doesn't punctuate or in here when you're doing the speak to type
https://www.3si.org/forum/f1/trying-...817971?page=14
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Good to hear you got your answer and it worked out. I posted on your other thread - feel free to PM me if you want quicker answers as well.

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