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    Active Member Two Rings
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    Valve Cover Gasket residue removal HELP

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    So I was changing out my valve cover gaskets today and everything was going well until it came to to part where I had to remove the cam-spark plug gasket. The gasket had become hard and burned onto the valve cover, which broke off into pieces when I was attempting to remove it. I was able to get most of it off but as you can see in the pictures below, there is still some gasket residue fused onto the metal ring. I tried sanding it down but it didn't work too well. What is the best way to remove the gasket residue?




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    Senior Member Four Rings VinnysS4's Avatar
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    I normally use a green scotch brite pad. The parts store has gasket removal spray. No clue how well it works

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    Veteran Member Three Rings
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    Senior Member Four Rings Terry.Reese's Avatar
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    Active Member Two Rings
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    So... it turns out that metal ring that you see with gasket residue, that metal ring is actually part of the old gasket and is suppose to be popped off. I spent hours, relentlessly chipping and scrubbing away all the rubber when I was suppose to just pop it off with a screw driver!! I was livid when I found this out but at the same time, am relieved that I wont have to repeat the chipping/scrubbing process on the other gasket.

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    Senior Member Four Rings Terry.Reese's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by retrac View Post
    So... it turns out that metal ring that you see with gasket residue, that metal ring is actually part of the old gasket and is suppose to be popped off. I spent hours, relentlessly chipping and scrubbing away all the rubber when I was suppose to just pop it off with a screw driver!! I was livid when I found this out but at the same time, am relieved that I wont have to repeat the chipping/scrubbing process on the other gasket.
    HAHAHA! after looking again I was like oh wait!
    Clarice

    JHM intake spacers, DIY intake flapper mod, ported TB, heat wrap IM, 034 motor mounts, 15mm wheel spacers, CustomCAI, ZimbuTune, A8 D2 exhaust manifolds. soon to be VinnyS DP's, custom Catback straight pipe exhaust, magnaflow resonated xpipe. https://www.instagram.com/raudi.audi73/



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