Do they make stylish valve covers? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 02-25-2012, 09:43 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
Hammerdown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 215
Do they make stylish valve covers?

One of the first things you notice in an engine is the valve cover. Who makes some good looking ones(for the I4)?

Hammerdown is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-25-2012, 10:15 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
wavebacktothetj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: AL
Posts: 979
Search Results - Quadratec


scroll down youll see some

wavebacktothetj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-25-2012, 11:05 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
UnlimitedLJ04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 7,230
you can always take your valve cover off, tape the openings, and paint it whatever color you want.
UnlimitedLJ04 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-25-2012, 11:26 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
Square_Eyes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Hayden, Idaho
Posts: 1,428
Quote:
Originally Posted by UnlimitedLJ04
you can always take your valve cover off, tape the openings, and paint it whatever color you want.
x2! You can make it whatever you want if you paint and design yourself and it's much cheaper, you can Polly pick one up at the local junk yard for a few bucks to practice on too
__________________
Gettin' Stuck Like A BOSS

Darkproximity- Sometimes I wonder if your jeep was assembled by 8 year olds with nail guns and a lot of caffeine
Square_Eyes is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-26-2012, 12:39 AM   #5
Jeeper
 
Wheel2Work's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Southern Oregon
Posts: 874
Quote:
Originally Posted by wavebacktothetj View Post
Search Results - Quadratec


scroll down youll see some
Not for the 2.4l... Simpler just to clean them up and paint them as mentioned above. Then you can customize them to match your paint scheme if you want
__________________
2000 4.0l Sport, Auto, some mods done - planning more
Wheel2Work is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-26-2012, 11:25 AM   #6
Jeeper
 
Hammerdown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 215
Yeah, they got gorgeous ones in cast aluminum but they are all for the 6. How hard its it to take it off and and put it back on? I know there are probably a few screws but there are always the unexpected, especially sealing it.
Hammerdown is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-26-2012, 09:42 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
Wheel2Work's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Southern Oregon
Posts: 874
Make sure that the mating surfaces are clean before putting anything back together too! Then the trick is to tighten in stages following the recommended torque sequence... finger tighten the bolts, then run them to 1/2 of the final torque value. Final pass should be at full torque and you should have no leaks, providing the valve cover isn't "tweaked" from a previous repair.
__________________
2000 4.0l Sport, Auto, some mods done - planning more
Wheel2Work is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-27-2012, 05:33 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
JimsJeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Long Branch NJ
Posts: 1,232
Getting the factory finish off the cover is a PITA, ask me how I know.

Started out trying to sand blast and except where there was corrosion it just bounced off. Wound up using a stiff wire wheel on an angle grinder.

Why can't they make the paint on the outside stand up like that !

JimsJeep is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may 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 Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how in the world do you get to the egr valve???? cocky grin JK General Discussion Forum 6 04-16-2012 08:45 PM
aftermarket JK steering stabilizer....Do they fit?? damndirtydog JK General Discussion Forum 30 03-07-2012 09:33 AM
What size bumpstops do I need? Barmanvarn JK General Discussion Forum 3 02-26-2012 06:39 PM
Curious.... How do you tell the differance between Jeeps mxman122 JK General Discussion Forum 54 02-25-2012 11:31 PM
Some Must Do's For 35s 98sahara86 TJ General Discussion Forum 5 02-24-2012 10:25 PM



» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:45 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC