Next problem....rocker covers

Discussion in 'V8 - Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by Pablo sho, Aug 24, 2018.

  1. zoomlater

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    If you are close to Vancouver, WA, you can check to see if Shosource could do the work. I have had some stuff done there and they are reasonably priced
     
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    Didn't know they were in Vancouver. I'm over 100 miles from them but good to know.
     
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    They are actually a little north of Vancouver in Battleground, but that was the biggest city near them.
     
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    Let me know if you want document with photos.

    At least, you can pause the repairs between clouds.

    Have a good day,
     
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    Well crap. Putting it back together the oil well seals are way to big. I got the national 710444. They dont even look close. Where did I go wrong? Got this all tore apart and rain on the way.
     
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    Thank you. Unfortunately in another post I read the national number as a spark plug well seal so now I have 8 of them.
    Looks like the small ones are no longer available so that sucks.
     
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    I ordered some from shosource. It will cost more but I Hopefully will get it quicker. Anyone have any extra center ones?
     
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    You can find them with a google search or the local dealer can search inventory in their dealer network to track them down. I'll send you a link to your inbox on this forum.
     
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    I'm very sorry to read that National are not fitting and misled you with them. I personnaly not tryed them but some spoke about them (I will correct this on the post too).

    Don't bother with 2 smaller ones they are sealling only the center valve cover bolts and even if they let pass some oil, it broke /affect nothing.
     
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    Ehhhh, I'd at least recommend to use some RTV for the center bolt seals - just let it cure FULLY before reinstalling. You don't want to leave any known weak points for something like that, especially for the rear VC eventually leaking oil onto hot rear manifold (once it soaked into foam strip)
     
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    Well the back ones done. It doesn't misfire and I think the leak is fixed although it smoke like a coal burner the first trip out. I'm going to probably do the front valve cover in the next few days even though it doesn't seem to leak. Thanks for all the input!
     
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