Originally Posted by plumpton
Im swapping out my cam cover this weekend and have a replacement gasket because the current one is weeping.
I have some gasket sealant in stock and was planning on using that when installing everything. It's the type that does not set hard.
I assume I should clean up the surfaces and then apply a thin beed of the sealant and then place the new cover and gasket on top of the engine.
I don't have a manual so if anyone can confirm the correct torque setting I'd appreciate that very much.
No to the sealant.
Lightly oil the faces and seal, this will allow it to move when tightening.
Change the washers, or expect leaks again.
Really clean out the pockets as the washers can leave lumps of rubber in there.
Most importantly torque down in multiple stages, believe the torques have been posted. You cant do to many stages,
Also make sure the groove in the cover is really cleaned out well and the new seal is perfectly seated. As my gasket came in a little bag, probably worth leaving it out to loose the screwed up shape.