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Discussion in 'Intermediate CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by Lockman, Sep 17, 2019.

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What Gaskets are the Best for Aluminum , Heavy wall, Valve Covers ?

Poll closed Sep 24, 2019.
  1. Cork w/ Hi-Tack on cover only

    25.0%
  2. Cork w/ Hi-Tack & Black Permatex on Heads

    75.0%
  3. Other Application Ideas w / Reply Suggestion

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. Sep 17, 2019
    Lockman

    Lockman Since 1975 , It's not my Fault ! :shrug: Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    Hey Ya'All...... I received some 'Offenhauser' Aluminum finned Hi Rise Valve Covers for my unique Buick 231 in my CJ5, from a Fellow Member & Pal ! . They are heavy wall & they are very Cool ! :cool:

    Anyway, I'm asking your opinions on the gasket app for these kids.
    Thanks.... You're guys help has helped me a ton ! :schooled: Offie 2.JPG
    Richie--------Lockman
     
  2. Sep 17, 2019
    PeteL

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    Some old timers just used grease on cork gaskets.
     
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  3. Sep 17, 2019
    Lockman

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    Thanks PeteL.... That's how I learned, & now I'm an Old Timer ! ( Cork over rubber still seems the way to go ? )
     
  4. Sep 17, 2019
    rusty

    rusty Well-Known Member

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    I have used all kinds of stuff. Bottom line, make sure the valve covers are as flat as you can get them.
     
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  5. Sep 17, 2019
    Walt Couch

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    And don't over-torque them.
     
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  6. Sep 17, 2019
    Dandy

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    Yep, the torque wrench is your friend ......
     
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  7. Sep 17, 2019
    Rich M.

    Rich M. Shoe pusher

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    I just use the black rtv in the pressurized tube now.. Use to use cork gaskets with sealant on the cover side, greased against the head.
     
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  8. Sep 17, 2019
    duffer

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    I've become a big fan of Fel-Pro's silicone/steel valve cover gaskets but I have no idea if they have any Buick applications. They certainly work better on sbc's than anything else I've used in 60 something years.
     
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  9. Sep 18, 2019
    Norcal69

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    Hands down the best gaskets out there.....
     
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