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Pylonpounder 12-01-2009 02:13 PM

Valve cover gasket?
I have a 94 2.5L 5 speed, and am taking off the valve cover today to clean out all the gunk that i'm sure is in there from the previous owner not taking good care of it. However, in the Chilton book I have it says that there is a "gray cured gasket material that should not be taken off, and if any pieces are missing the cover MUST be replaced" But, I have a felpro replacement valve cover do I use the gasket and scrape off the old one, leave the old one there and use the new one, or just use the old one?

turdhurdler 12-01-2009 11:50 PM

Have you already taken the valve cover off? I replaced the gasket on my 6 cyl to stop a leak. Did not recall any sort of cured gasket there. I also used the felpro replacement made from rubber. The one I replaced was made of cork wood. Since I replaced it, no more leak from there. Good luck.


Rainycity 12-02-2009 10:53 AM

I`ve never heard of leaving any type of gasket material on.

Pylonpounder 12-02-2009 08:52 PM

Okay, thanks. Yeah, I thought it was ridiculous. I have the fel-pro cork gasket, hopefully it will work well. And no, I haven't removed it yet. It's not a necessity, and it's been colder than I'd I'm being lazy for a little while longer :P

scott howard 12-08-2009 09:34 PM

Never heard of leaving a old gasket on.
I would scrape it off and use the fel-pro .

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