View Full Version : valve cover gasket

04-24-2008, 09:34 PM
hi, i just changed my valve cover gasket due to excess oil on my spark plugs, now that i think back, should i have used a gasket maker also? Would this have made a difference? As i noticed a slight touch of oil on the plug wires and am wondering if this maybe leftovers, or is the same problem.

04-24-2008, 09:44 PM
did you tighten it from the middle out?

04-24-2008, 09:46 PM
no big deal just pop it back open and put some gasket sealant on it

04-25-2008, 07:23 AM
should I have tightened it from the middle out? I dont think i did, I know i put the middle bolts on first, but didnt really tighen them first.

04-25-2008, 07:28 AM
doesn't matter since you didn't have any sealant

04-25-2008, 07:47 AM
Always tighten in stages from the middle out. There are four spots that need a little dot of RTV. They are where the flange goes from flat to the raised sections.