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Old 10-29-2005, 06:44 PM
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Default new valve cover gasket needed when painted valve cover?

i didn't want to steel over that other guys post by asking this question..so i made a new one, but he was talking about how he couldent get the valve cover off and i think it was AOL that said "make sure u get a new valve cover gasket "...i want to paint mine soon, and from the DIY i didn't read anywere to get a new one...so question is..when i take my valve cover off to paint it, do i need to get a new valve cover gasket seal ?????
 
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Old 10-29-2005, 08:30 PM
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hey man no you dont i just painted mine about a month ago, if you take it off and it doesnt break then your good but if it does you dont want to be leaking oil all over the place when you put it back on. so yeah have fun doing it, what color?
 
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Old 10-29-2005, 09:13 PM
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im not really sure yet, i think im going to go with a black tho..it wont be for a wile, not till spring
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Old 10-29-2005, 10:15 PM
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Default RE: new valve cover gasket needed when painted valve cover?

since they only cost like 20 i would highly suggest it i heard it doesn't seal properly after u take it off
 
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Old 10-29-2005, 10:21 PM
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I didn't replace mine and it's fine.
 
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Old 10-29-2005, 10:50 PM
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^ yea. Me too.
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Old 10-30-2005, 11:53 AM
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I third that ^...didn't replace it - it's fine
 
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Old 10-30-2005, 03:57 PM
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I really think it depends on the situation. If the gasket is old and broken up....replace it, if you replaced it 10,000 miles ago, most likely it will be fine. It is more of a rubber seal than a gasket and does not break like the old cork gaskets do.
 
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Old 10-30-2005, 07:53 PM
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Default RE: new valve cover gasket needed when painted valve cover?

well i dont think its ever been replaced, and im at about 91,000km on my 2000....but i guess when i do it,if it looks all shatty then ill replace it,if not, stick it back on..if i think its causing problems i can always take it off and stick in a new one...thanks team
 
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Old 10-30-2005, 08:28 PM
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see i jus think that u should u don't want something to happen because of a 20 part plus i like knowing that i have all good parts on my cars
 

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