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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-18-2002, 15:48 Thread Starter
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Cracked cam cover...doh

Hey all,

I checked my oil in my eb this morning and a crack through the paint on my cam cover caught my eye. I cheked it out, and the top of the cover seems to be split at the second bolt from the front.

I know it probably isn't a biggy, as I have heard ea-ed all do this if they are overtightened, but do you think i should worry about changing it? also, does anyone know what a cam cover worth from the wreckers before i start calling around so i know if theyare trying to rip me off or not? I assume a 4.0L cover will fit my 3.9L head...or not?

also, should i change the gasket when i do the cover....its got the rubber on it atm, so i am thinkin it should be ok as the gasket was done when i got the head redone (about 6k ago)

I have never taken the cover off before so any tips/hints before i do? also what torque do i tighten the bolts too?

sorry bout all the questions

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take it back to who did the head gasket and see what they will do as they stuffed it! worth a try at the very least

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nah, they didn stuff was probably me when i sprayed it red...took off the bolts and probably tighten them too much.

got a quote for $50...he even gave me a choice of or silver...decisions decisions

by the way..he seemed to think that the series 2 eb's and ed's had a different rocker cover to the ea's and eb1's anyone clairfy this?

by the way....will i be needin new bolts like you do with heads or will the existing ones be ok?
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Yeah mate, rocker covers changed at 2/92 (when 4.0L came out)
and again at 2/94 (different head also)
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they should all be interchangeable, even up to AU, so long as you buy the correct gasket to fit.

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yeh went to wreckers today and seen the rocker covers 12$ is what they wanted for em...
pretty cheap if ya ask me..however they are all dirty etc etc

i swapped the value cover and it is a bit of a bitch to take off the first time...
i think you need it tighened to 10 torque...i think..

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