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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 08:13 PM
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Hey plumpton make sure when you loosen bolts, do so that you break em all free and turn each one a turn or so at a time until there out & tighten them finger tight same way then start to torque down a 1/2 turn or two at a time. This should prevent warping cam cover & keep seal in place. Give it a once over before you fully commit to torque spec & inspect seal for consistent mating. Good luck!
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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Cam cover and all gaskets swapped out... Think the new gasket is still weeping a bit though. Can't tell just yet because I used some oil to seat the gasket in to the new cam cover. As you can see I've gone yellow. Fancied a change.

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