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1stiff84

Guest
Dear All,

Just wondering if anyone else has dealt with persistent oil leaks at the driver's side valve cover. I have tried everything, short of just using silicone, which is what GM recommends, but I would like to avoid.
A dry block has become something I dream about. I have heard about the notorious Gen I valve cover leaks. Is this just something I have to deal with?


Thanks,

1stiff84
 
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Eagle85C4

Guest
Felpro makes a top of the line gasket that is rubber over steel and is reusable that works great...a bit pricey but it does not leak and can be reused so I found it worth it.
 
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c4ever

Guest
I agree with Eagle. I purchased the rubber with steel core at Summit. A great product.
 
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1stiff84

Guest
Thank You

Eagle85C4 and C4ever,

Thanks for your help and reply. Do either of you have a catalog number for these gaskets by any chance? I tried their Permadry Plus VC gaskets with very poor success.

Thanks and Happy Motoring,

1stiff84
 
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c4ever

Guest
I would just give them (Summit) a call. I found their service people to be quite knowledgable.

Carlo
 
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Eagle85C4

Guest
Upon my arrival at home this evening I will endeavor to retrieve the necessary information from the gasket box...
 
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1stiff84

Guest
Thanks Again

Carlo and Eagle85,

Thanks again. If I may ask another question, did you try other gaskets before this one and have poor sealing results? I have tried other rubber gaskets w/steel reinforcement (a PAW performance part) with no success.


Thanks Again,

1stiff84
 
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TONY TAT2

Guest
Iuse silicone,the "miracle" cure all,even on the pool fittings!
 
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Zora1

Guest
I've been using the Ultra Seal cork gaskets, but am very unhappy with them. I will definelty try the Felpro rubber & steel next time!
 
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Eagle85C4

Guest
For most of the L-98's this is the number for the felpro steel rubber wrapped reusable valve cover gaskets

VS12869 T
 
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1stiff84

Guest
Thanks, Eagle85C4

Eagle85C4,

Thanks for the part number, I appreciate it. Unfortunately, that part number, unless the product has changed since you installed yours, is the same as the PermaDry Plus number which did not give me good results. I'm glad it worked out well for you.

Much Appreciated,

1stiff84
 

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