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Old 01-16-2013, 11:54 PM
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The only design flaw I could think of is one of the surfaces not being perfectly flat or the part is made of poor plastic. oil pressure blowing valve covers, highly doubt that. Does this engine have a PCV valve in good working order and are all the hoses in good condition? 99% of valve cover leaks are due to improper installation. Check the aftermarket and see if you can find some aluminum ones. Degrease the surfaces and apply a small thin bead of the proper sealant on the valve cover. Allow it to dry for a bit, to the point it is tacky.. Then install the valve covers by tightening the bolts in a criss/cross pattern slowly and evenly until you reach the proper torque. Put a small amount of blue loc-tite on the bolts prior to install. Get new bolts and use a flat washer if you can to spread the bolt's tension across a wider area to prevent stress cracks.
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