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  • Valve cover?

    Hi all. Do I need to replace the valve cover gasket if I remove the valve cover for

    repaintaing? The gasket was replaced 10k mi ago.

    Thanks,
    Robert

  • #2
    You don't need to but it may not be a bad idea.

    I didn't replace it even after removing it a couple of times and it never leaked.
    Last edited by M3Driver; 07-09-2009, 01:24 PM.

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    • #3
      My experience has been totally opposite... I repainted my cover then tried to reuse my gasket, drove the car about 6 mi. and had oil puddles in each of the spark plug holes and rear by the coolant resevoir. All over $20 worth of gaskets... Not worth the drama IMHO.
      Rich!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ///schwartzman View Post
        My experience has been totally opposite... I repainted my cover then tried to reuse my gasket, drove the car about 6 mi. and had oil puddles in each of the spark plug holes and rear by the coolant resevoir. All over $20 worth of gaskets... Not worth the drama IMHO.
        +1 same here. Cheap preventive maintenance

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