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Re: After Market Valve Covers
« Reply #255 on: July 15, 2012, 12:09:04 PM »
They discovered the center bolts caused the cover to warp
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Re: After Market Valve Covers
« Reply #256 on: July 15, 2012, 12:22:37 PM »
Well I can see where the bridge would cause the plastic cover to warp,that makes sense to me but I would think the aluminum one would be fine with the bridge and stud.Anyway its food for thought.Just wondered why it is not used seeing as how its already there and all.
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Re: After Market Valve Covers
« Reply #257 on: July 15, 2012, 12:39:46 PM »
I guess you could try if you wanted. I just use "The Right Stuff" and be done with it. The plastic cover Max98059 has was glued on with just the end screws and no leaks.
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Re: After Market Valve Covers
« Reply #258 on: July 22, 2012, 05:53:58 PM »
Well after waiting for more then a week my valve cover finally showed up and it looks pretty nice. Just a plain aluminum cover with  polished fins and 4.2 on top but still looks pretty nice. Sure beats that leaking black plastic flower pot thing. Any way I was reading the instructions and its pretty basic just the normal drill and tap stuff and all  then when it came to tightening the bolts it said to tighten the rear ones first then tighten the front ones then tighten the middle ones.I thought to myself that can't be right so I reread them and anyway thats what it said to do. Still don't sound right to me so I thought I'd just ask how the rest of you did it. Seems a better way would be to start in the center and work out ward and the two at each end would be last. What do you all think?
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Re: After Market Valve Covers
« Reply #259 on: July 22, 2012, 08:50:53 PM »
Just started to install my aluminum valve cover today and I can't help to wonder why the new cover does not have the holes in the center of the cover where it uses a bridge stud. Seems to me that it would help to seal it better. Strange thing is the new cover comes with a new bridge without the stud to install in place of the studded bridge when in my opinion it would have been just as easy to have put a couple of holes in the new cover and use the studded bridge. I'm sure there must be a reason for this but I'll be if I can figure it out. Maybe one of you has a answer. I would sure like to know.
The PML aftermarket valve cover has the option of using the bridge mounting. http://www.yourcovers.com/valve_covers_8656.php
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