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Old 05-02-2006, 06:24 AM
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Vortec valve cover gasket ?

Has anyone had the fun experience of putting on the blue rubber gaskets on vortec heads? How did you do it? What other gaskets sre available or can I just use the old kind. I need to glue it to the cover to get it on.

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unless you have a aftermarket head, you`ll know a Vortec head is a center bolt valve cover so using the old paremeter style doesn`t work. If you have centerbolt valve covers flip it over, you`ll see where the the cover has a groove for the gasket, you just press it in.
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My experience is that if it happens to be an aftermarket valve cover you will fight that MFer forever. The Chinese stuff looks good but is crap.
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I hear that!!!!!! Greg did you glue the gasket to the cover or what?
I tried to glue it with 3M yellow adhesive last night and it will not stick
to the gasket.
And yes aftermarket valve cover.

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I threw the chinese one away and got a GM one. Its like that little rib that should keep it from popping out of groove isnt wide enough.
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I put a small dab of 3M yellow adhesive on the corners and it held.

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