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Re: valve cover gasket replaced and leaking
« Reply #30 on: January 23, 2015, 07:59:04 AM »
Welcome back amc49!  Was beginning to get concerned about you.  Hope all is okay in your corner of the world.


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Re: valve cover gasket replaced and leaking
« Reply #31 on: January 23, 2015, 10:18:54 AM »
They reason blue rubber gaskets get negative postings is because about 40 years ago the gasket company's came out with black rubber gaskets that were as bad as no gasket at all. They were pure JUNK. None of the features that the new blue gaskets have. As Paul Harvey used to say, "now you know the rest of the story".
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Re: valve cover gasket replaced and leaking
« Reply #32 on: January 23, 2015, 07:37:16 PM »
The world calls and one has to answer........ ...just finishing going through a rough patch but all is well.

I never really had any trouble with the black rubber gaskets Felpro used to put out.

Regardless, the silicone ones will far outlast the oldschool plain rubber ones when used in high temps. One just has to remember that you don't squish them all out of shape which they do pretty easy. Why the limit stop type bolts and stands were created. People just don't get it that you don't smush the daylights out of them like older ones. The proper bolts set the crush height and anything beyond that is a mistake.