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Re: '88 Supra: Preparing Gaskets...

On Wed, 31 Jan 2007 01:59:48 +0000, Hachiroku ��ロク wrote:

> Is there anything I can do to keep my new valve cover gaskets more
> pliable? The old ones were toast. I tried tightening the screws to keep
> oil from leaking, but found the culprit was a 1/4" gap in the exhaust side
> gasket.
>
> I have some high-temp gasket maker. Should I use a thin bead under the
> gasket, or some kind of grease (the best thing I have is dielectric
> grease...) or a thin bead inside the valve cover?
>
> Open to suggestions. I realize this is an old car, and just the new
> gaskets will make a big difference, but it's a Toyota, and nobody really
> knows HOW much longer it will last...
>
> and this is one job I do NOT want to do again!!!!



Come to think of it, just about anything I do on this car is something I
don't want to do again. Well, perhaps the brakes...they were easy.

Everything else has been a PITA...
 
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Re: '88 Supra: Preparing Gaskets...

BTW, on some engines there are standoffs on the cover, so no matter
how hard you tighten the cover won't go down any more to seal the old
gasket.

New rubber gaskets should be applied dry, with dabs of RTV only where
specified.


On Jan 30, 6:15 pm, Hachiroku ???? <[email protected]> wrote:
> On Wed, 31 Jan 2007 01:59:48 +0000, Hachiroku ???? wrote:
> > Is there anything I can do to keep my new valve cover gaskets more
> > pliable? The old ones were toast. I tried tightening the screws to keep
> > oil from leaking, but found the culprit was a 1/4" gap in the exhaust side
> > gasket.

>
> > I have some high-temp gasket maker. Should I use a thin bead under the
> > gasket, or some kind of grease (the best thing I have is dielectric
> > grease...) or a thin bead inside the valve cover?

>
> > Open to suggestions. I realize this is an old car, and just the new
> > gaskets will make a big difference, but it's a Toyota, and nobody really
> > knows HOW much longer it will last...

>
> > and this is one job I do NOT want to do again!!!!

>
> Come to think of it, just about anything I do on this car is something I
> don't want to do again. Well, perhaps the brakes...they were easy.
>
> Everything else has been a PITA...
 
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