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> Leaking, valve cover gaskets.
Elliot Cannon
post Mar 20 2017, 09:03 PM
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On the way home from the Phoenix Club event, I noticed a slight aroma of burning oil. A smell by the way that I am sad to say I am somewhat familiar with. I discovered an old pretty ratty cork type valve cover casket that was slightly distorted. I decided to look up the John Rogers valve cover modification on Pelican Parts and welded up the side that was leaking. I used a new silicone gasket from 914 rubber. It looks dry so far but I haven't really driven it much since finished. Here's the tech article. A pretty easy mod. that might save ya some grief in the future. http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/9...alve_covers.htm
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post Mar 20 2017, 09:06 PM
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To do this job, I had to replace my beach chair/creeper/furniture dolly. The last one got wrecked when I lowered the lift before moving the chair. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/headbang.gif)


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post Mar 20 2017, 09:12 PM
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Actually,
I have about 5 sets of the valve covers I had Cary Bead blast we are planing to to these up as a service. Will be finished with a nice enamel in Black. Just need to finalize my costs, but doing these in sets of 10 would be even more cost effective. I'll try to get some more cores to do these on an exchange basis.
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post Mar 21 2017, 06:37 AM
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QUOTE(Mikey914 @ Mar 20 2017, 08:12 PM) *

Actually,
I have about 5 sets of the valve covers I had Cary Bead blast we are planing to to these up as a service. Will be finished with a nice enamel in Black. Just need to finalize my costs, but doing these in sets of 10 would be even more cost effective. I'll try to get some more cores to do these on an exchange basis.


I am interested in a set on an exchange basis.
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post Mar 21 2017, 07:20 AM
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I can't read the Pelican article. They have some bouncing advertisement that continues to block all the directions. Anyone else have that issue?

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So, if I may ask. What does this modification do? It can't stop leaks, the welded in tab does not cover the complete cover.

Does it assist in holding the gasket during installation? seems extreme for that, but I will say that I have had one slip out. Man does that baby leak when a gasket is wedged in there sideways.

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The stock valve cover only has a small approx. one inch tab to keep the gaskets from distorting inward and allowing leaks. Welding a continuation of that tab completely around the inside of the valve cover prevents the gasket from slipping in. Are you using my link or going directly to the Pelican Parts web site?
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post Mar 21 2017, 09:56 AM
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Correct
The tab welded in keeps the gasket in place..
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post Mar 21 2017, 10:00 AM
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QUOTE(malcolm2 @ Mar 21 2017, 06:20 AM) *

I can't read the Pelican article. They have some bouncing advertisement that continues to block all the directions. Anyone else have that issue?

So, if I may ask. What does this modification do? It can't stop leaks, the welded in tab does not cover the complete cover.

Does it assist in holding the gasket during installation? seems extreme for that, but I will say that I have had one slip out. Man does that baby leak when a gasket is wedged in there sideways.


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post Mar 21 2017, 11:55 AM
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QUOTE(JustinMeier @ Mar 21 2017, 09:00 AM) *
QUOTE(malcolm2 @ Mar 21 2017, 06:20 AM) *
I can't read the Pelican article. They have some bouncing advertisement that continues to block all the directions. Anyone else have that issue?
So, if I may ask. What does this modification do? It can't stop leaks, the welded in tab does not cover the complete cover.
Does it assist in holding the gasket during installation? seems extreme for that, but I will say that I have had one slip out. Man does that baby leak when a gasket is wedged in there sideways.

Use a real browser (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)

Is that Windows XP?
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post Mar 21 2017, 12:54 PM
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QUOTE(SirAndy @ Mar 21 2017, 12:55 PM) *

QUOTE(JustinMeier @ Mar 21 2017, 09:00 AM) *
QUOTE(malcolm2 @ Mar 21 2017, 06:20 AM) *
I can't read the Pelican article. They have some bouncing advertisement that continues to block all the directions. Anyone else have that issue?
So, if I may ask. What does this modification do? It can't stop leaks, the welded in tab does not cover the complete cover.
Does it assist in holding the gasket during installation? seems extreme for that, but I will say that I have had one slip out. Man does that baby leak when a gasket is wedged in there sideways.

Use a real browser (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)

Is that Windows XP?
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something called DOS??? and then it has a 3. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smoke.gif)
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post Mar 21 2017, 01:10 PM
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I've been doing something like this since the 80's but you don't have to go all around like that.
You just need a couple extra small tabs top and bottom, I've never seen them fail at the ends with the extra tabs.

The way it's done in the article I can see you warping the cover and creating more problems than you solve. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/blink.gif)
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post Mar 21 2017, 07:34 PM
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QUOTE(SirAndy @ Mar 21 2017, 10:55 AM) *

Is that Windows XP?
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Windows 7 without all the pretty effects.
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post Mar 24 2017, 12:34 AM
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QUOTE(Mark Henry @ Mar 22 2017, 08:10 AM) *

I've been doing something like this since the 80's but you don't have to go all around like that.
You just need a couple extra small tabs top and bottom, I've never seen them fail at the ends with the extra tabs.

The way it's done in the article I can see you warping the cover and creating more problems than you solve. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/blink.gif)


I think that's an easier solution and (IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif) ,I have glued the buggers on to the cover with reasonable success but.....
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