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bonehead007
06-25-2007, 09:19 AM
Now that I've got the Valve Covers painted & labeled , time to putem back on..The old gasket was the cork type, which I've scraped off...I'm aiming towards the neoprene but, do I use sealer on it and if so what type ?? Also is it better than the cork type ???

glen
06-25-2007, 09:43 AM
Here is a link from last month concerning the sealant
question and also goes into the types of materials to
use for the gaskets.....alittle

http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/sdc_forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=10168&SearchTerms=valve,cover,gaskets

Couldn't find a "thread" that covered likes/dislikes of types.........

Sorry about the "missing link" from the earlier post!

Hope this helps


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64V-K7
06-25-2007, 03:17 PM
Neoprene is superior to cork. Use a light finger smear ( Not a bead) of red RTV to 'glue' the gasket to the cover. Get rid of any drips or squeege from under the gasket. Let it sit for a day. Make sure all the old gasket is gone from the flange on the head.
You can also opt to do a light smear on the flange also, but usually not necessary. Position gasket on head....... finger tight to 1/4 wrench turn, on the nuts. Let it sit for a day. Then torque to the factory spec, something like 10-12 inch lbs.

There's a lot of rational objection to using RTV on valve or pan gaskets, since a loose drop can get into your oiling system and wreak havoc. The same thing can happen with Permatex sealer though. Use your own judgement.
I've been using 3M #90 Contact adhesive on a lot of gaskets and find it very useful to hold things in place and seal also. A real gem with oil pan gaskets..

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showbizkid
06-25-2007, 03:20 PM
quote:Originally posted by 55Prez

Then torque to the factory spec, something like 10-12 inch lbs.


Which reminds me... what do you use to torque to 12 inch-pounds? I've never seen a torque wrench that goes that low.


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bonehead007
06-25-2007, 03:32 PM
Thanks forall of your advice...I'll use the neoprene gasket..As far as the torque, I have 2 wrenches that start at 0 & adjust accordingly to what you need..

Swifster
06-25-2007, 03:35 PM
quote:Originally posted by showbizkid

Which reminds me... what do you use to torque to 12 inch-pounds? I've never seen a torque wrench that goes that low.


Torque wrenches also come in inch pound measurements. Check out Sears.

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bonehead007
06-25-2007, 03:55 PM
thats where I purchased mine...

BrianC
01-26-2009, 08:51 PM
One inch pound is equal to 0.08333 foot pound.
BrianC.

Tom B
01-26-2009, 09:00 PM
Valve cover screw torque rule of finger.

Apply wrench, use index finger, first joint, 2 1/2 inches from screw. pull till it hurts. Thats enough. It doesn't take much.

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