Re: Crossflow tappet cover
the alloy was introduced to act as a heatsink and to reduce rocker noise.
soak the paper gasket in engine oil before installing it and it should never leak.
But the alloy cover does not have the bracket for the air filter box, as on the carb models as it was only fitted to the EFI engines.
XF died, Now It's a 6-cyl Cortina!
Rear ended 3 times, 4 close calls.
All while I was stationary, still counting the idiots..