<VV> Re: Valve covers

Dan & Synde dsjkling at sbcglobal.net
Sat Jul 29 15:45:57 EDT 2006

Hi Robert,

It is not unusual for the valve cover surface to be warped.  Check it with a
straight edge.   What I have done before when I've found this problem on a
running engine is to put two valve cover gaskets under the valve cover.
I've only done this with stock valve covers running the cork/rubber
composite gaskets but I don't see why it wouldn't work for cast covers and
paper gaskets.  It sealed them perfectly and I didn't have any more problems
with leaks.  I'd stay away from using RTV on the cover gaskets, just use
grease and stacked gaskets.

Dan Kling

1961 Greenbrier Deluxe, 4spd, 3.89  On the Road Again,  yeehaw :)
1963 Spyder, restored   4spd Saginaw
1967 Ultravan #299  Newest of the herd!! Almost killed me already!!

A few pictures of the Greenbrier, UltraVan, engine and tranny tear down with
more to come! 

Robert said:
>Hi One and all I just put on a new set of the Clarks Valve covers, the nice
cast finned ones, 
>the paper gaskets seem to leak and I can't get them to seal well.  Can I
use high temp silicone >instaed or use a traditional gasket insead?  Or am I
doing something wrong?

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