oil leak from rocker cover gasket - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-01-02, 02:41 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Gisborne Victoria
Posts: 7
Question oil leak from rocker cover gasket

hey guys, i have a oil leak coming from the front of my rocker cover gasket, i wanna replace it myself but im a novice. i've bought the gasket but is there anything i should watch for or anything i need to stick it down with, thought i'd check. better to be safe than sorry.

its a cfi 3.9
thanks catch

EAI6 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-01-02, 02:48 AM
Phat Drift Damage Victim
XplodEd EA's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Brissy
Age: 33
Posts: 985
It's a pretty easy job, which gasket did you buy? I would also replace the half moon seals, unless you the ED gasket as it has them built in.

If the rocker cover is a bit hard to get off just give it a few taps with a rubber mallet, don't belt it tho. When replacing it also use a bit of gasket silicone on both sides of the gasket just for added protection. Something like loc-tite blue max or something will do the trick

Phat Drift Damaged Cobalt Blue 1994 EF XR8 5 spd
Fully optioned - Sunroof, cruise, body kit
Stock as a Rock for the moment

XplodEd EA is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-01-02, 07:33 PM
EA Falcon.com Member
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Melbourne's West
Posts: 90
I replaced my rocker cover gasket myself a couple of months back. I'm also a complete novice but it worked out well for me.

Remove the rocker cover, peel of the old gasket (I'm guessing it's cork?) and scrape off any old silicone thats stuck to the rocker cover and the head so tha both surfaces are nice and smooth.

Fit the new gasket (the rubber ones are definately the ones to go for) and use some gasket silicone like Xploded EA said.


3.9 CFI Falcon. King Springs, Monroe GT Shockers. Formula 1 Tinted windows. Pioneer 3350 Head Unit, 12" JL Audio Sub. 6"-9" Pioneer 3 Ways, 4" Clarion 2 Ways, 500watt Schneider Amp, 222watt Sony Xplode Amp. Really shitty 14" Jelly Beans
Clutterz is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-02-02, 02:19 PM
96 EF Futura
SiX_iN_a_RoW's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Now Residing in Brisbane
Age: 34
Posts: 2,494
DO NOT tighten the bolts up too much when reassembling as the cover is soft alloy and cracks VERY easily....not much over finger tight is sufficient believe me!

Lets go find that Hotdog tree I planted

Lowered EF Futura
Black Steelies ( too cheap to buy proper mags )
SiX_iN_a_RoW is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Engine Specific Tech > Inline 6 Tech

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
XR8 oil leak...? ED195KW General Tech 3 06-01-03 02:57 PM
AUII/III Rocker Cover Gasket XR_Strider_GuY Inline 6 Tech 1 03-04-03 10:52 PM
Rocker Cover?? damienpw General Tech 5 01-14-03 05:38 PM
Rocker Cover Vent XR_Strider_GuY General Tech 12 08-20-02 09:06 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome