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Stu2j  



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2003 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1982Porsche924 wrote:
takes me 10 minutes to take off, really easy. Make sure to get both the valve cover gasket and 2 seals.


Ok, I'm getting ready to do this job and I'm about to order the parts.

According to Performance Products, I need to have 2 gaskets and 2 seals. What are the seals for? Is it readily apparent where they go?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2003 8:50 am    Post subject: Vavle cover gasket Reply with quote

The seals com each end of the cover, which you may or may not get. Since 924_007 is now longer on Ebay He has been removed. Be weary of sending any money you won't be protected.

Valve cover is fairly straight forward use a small magnet for the little washers and keep hold of the nuts don't want any falling into the engine or alternator or gorounding out your starter (which I recently expereinced). I use a light coat of aviation gasket sealer myself more to make sure gasket doesn't move. Also a dab of rtv at the four corners where the gasket and seal meet, is a real good idea. I agree replace the cam oilling tube and elbow. Check your valves. Fairly easy to do. If you don't have one get a Haynes at least it will help you. Take your time don't rush and have fun!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2003 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

>>>Since 924_007 is now longer on Ebay He has been removed. Be weary of sending any money you won't be protected.

No worries there. I ordered this part some time back and already have it.

Just so I understand correctl, there is a gasket for each side (2) and a seal for each end (2) is that correct?

>>>Valve cover is fairly straight forward use a small magnet for the little washers and keep hold of the nuts don't want any falling into the engine or alternator or gorounding out your starter

Great, chances are that if you can screw something up, I will I'll remember to be extra careful.

>>>Also a dab of rtv at the four corners where the gasket and seal meet, is a real good idea.

rtv?

>>>I agree replace the cam oilling tube and elbow. Check your valves. Fairly easy to do. If you don't have one get a Haynes at least it will help you.

I'll pull out the Haynes and check this out.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2003 9:28 am    Post subject: valve cover Reply with quote

RTV is silicone gasket maker stuff that you can get at wal mart and most places auto parts stores, made by permatex. I don't suggest this for the whole gasket though. It is quite goopy. Good Luck
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2003 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make sure to use a wet gasket sealer (non-drying). The seals are for the front and back of the cam cover (smaller sides) and you need to order 2. The gasket comes in a set, you only need to order one.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2003 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK... performance products has the complete gasket set for $10 bucks.

However, the only place I can find the cam oil tube and elbow are from Part Werks of Chicago.

The elbow is like $4 but the tube is $40.

Do those prices sound right?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2003 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those prices are fine, but when you add the shipping in (especially from performance prods) it might end up being cheaper from a local dealer. The oiling tube isn't really necessary to replace - you can just blow it out with some compressed air. Definately put a feeler gauge on the valves while it's open- search for the valve adjustment post here.

I use hylomar on almost all gasket surfaces. It stays doesn't harden (means you can usually pull off the gaskets and reuse them if you ever have to dissamble) and it resists just about everything.

That valve cover looks nice, enjoy.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2003 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should be able to pick up the oil tube elbow from the dealer for less than $2.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2003 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hylomar can be picked up from any autoparts store.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2003 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, it isn't a very good picture but the polished cam and timing belt covers have been installed.



Note: I didn't do it . I let my mechanic swap the cam covers and do the valve adjustment and check the oil tube while he was in there.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2003 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good. I'll be sandblasting/polishing my 924's valve cover once I start the engine rebuild.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2003 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow thats nice..
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2003 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are you gonna do if your oil cap starts leaken cause the gasket is no good anymore happend to me.
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