Author Topic: Leaking valve covers  (Read 407 times)

Offline Mrbill

Leaking valve covers
« on: June 11, 2019, 05:06:34 PM »
What’s the trick to stopping valve covers from leaking?

Offline leshoman

Re: Leaking valve covers
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2019, 06:25:01 AM »
I used 3/16” thick cork gasket material and siliconed gasket to valve cover and wiped clean engine head side then applied light coat oil and put them in place.  make sure surfaces are flat and smooth
Les Homan

Offline Mrbill

Re: Leaking valve covers
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2019, 03:17:59 PM »
Thanks Les!

Offline Mrbill

Re: Leaking valve covers
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2019, 10:12:45 AM »
What kind of Silicone do you use?  Mine are still leaking.

Offline Mrbill

Re: Leaking valve covers
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2019, 03:49:32 PM »
I purchased cork gaskets from Jbugs, cut to size, and used 411 glue and accelerator.  (Search YouTube videos for how to make a 1/2 VW gasket).  I used gray gasket maker, clothes pins and pinned it in place to the valve cover and left to dry 24 hrs.  I then used gray gasket maker on the engine side, replaced the valve cover and reattached the bale, and let dry for 24 hrs.  Turns out the main issue was back pressure in my catch can.  I didn't have enough holes drilled so it would build up pressure and leak. Simple solution, drill more holes.