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Old 12-01-2002, 02:41   #1 (permalink)
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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.

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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
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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.
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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!
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