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Old 23-May-2006, 11:21 AM
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Just a quick question about Valve Cover Gaskets

Just wondering other then the main rectangular shaped valve cover gasket. Are there also other gaskets that should be replaced while doing the valve cover gasket? I know on my nissan I replaced ones that went around the cylinder holes. Just wondering because I replaced just the valve cover gasket, but there still seems to be some leaks that look like they are coming through where the bolts are on the valve cover. (B Series by the way)
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Old 23-May-2006, 11:46 AM
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I dont think there are any around there...however there are around the spark plug holes...
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Old 23-May-2006, 11:48 AM
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u shoulda had spark plug tube seals aswell in with the valve cover itself and isnt there a cam end seal too?
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Old 23-May-2006, 01:39 PM
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Yeah I am getting the cam plug seal installed so I wanted to check to see if there were any others. Strange I was sure that the valve cover gasket would have come with the spark plug seals as well but mind didn't .. Honda must have pulled a fast one on me!
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Old 23-May-2006, 02:28 PM
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sometimes the valvecover gasket is sold seperate from the tube seals...felpro sells them as a kit whereas altrom sells them seperate
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Old 23-May-2006, 03:59 PM
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ya i just finished putting my valve cover back on, its just the rubber gasket, and use some type of sealer just for extra pertection... and those little rubber washers that are on the valve cover, hold on to those... 8 of them cost me, $53 bucks, but i found an alternate solution, but just a heads up
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Old 23-May-2006, 06:37 PM
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When i replaced my vlave cover on my Sir i went to Honda and bought the whole valver cover kit. It included the valve cover gasket, the spark plug grommets, and the small seals that go around all the nuts and bolts holding the cover down. It cost me like $80 bucks.
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^^^^^ There we go I had a feeling there might be some washers of some kind that go around each bolt. I guess I should have bought the whole kit.
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80bux wow! I'm painting my valve cover this weekend and gotta buy that set, hopefully its cheaper for a d-series.
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Old 25-May-2006, 02:34 PM
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Originally posted by Turbo4U
When i replaced my vlave cover on my Sir i went to Honda and bought the whole valver cover kit. It included the valve cover gasket, the spark plug grommets, and the small seals that go around all the nuts and bolts holding the cover down. It cost me like $80 bucks.

Wow that is pretty cheap.. I just went to Parkway and the spark plug grommets and washer heads alone were around$80 and that's with the discount and without the valve cover gasket. Ouch
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Old 25-May-2006, 04:28 PM
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no need to change it unless it is leaking. when i painted my valve cover, i removed all the gaskets (the main valve cover gasket, the spark plug chamber seals, and the small little gasket/seals that go around the bolts). Before putting on the valve cover, i cleaned out all the grooves where the gaskets were supposed to go with a cloth. Then I cleaned the gaskets and reoiled them with clean oil and I don't have any problems whatsoever in terms of leaks. No need to change what aint broke
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Old 26-May-2006, 10:47 AM
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Very true, I'll probably jus do that and save me some cash.
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Old 26-May-2006, 12:25 PM
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^^That's what I've always done and ran a bead a silicone around it too.
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I can get the whole kit for yall for 50bucks
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Old 26-May-2006, 06:03 PM
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Wow that is pretty cheap.. I just went to Parkway and the spark plug grommets and washer heads alone were around$80 and that's with the discount and without the valve cover gasket. Ouch

theres no need to replace these things if they aren't leaking. Especially the cam seal. I've never heard of one leaking on a Honda before. The grommets around the plugs should only be changed if you start to see oil seeping past them.
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yep the bolts have seals to, thats whats leakin yall.
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Old 27-May-2006, 08:54 AM
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theres no need to replace these things if they aren't leaking. Especially the cam seal. I've never heard of one leaking on a Honda before. The grommets around the plugs should only be changed if you start to see oil seeping past them.
cam seals are notorious leakers...if I had a b-series I would replace thea cam seal with one of them aluminum ones that uses double o-rings...for looks and they seem to work better and last longer and 2 o-rings are cheaper to replace
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Old 28-May-2006, 05:05 AM
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Yeah my cam seal is leaking and I am already replacing that with an aluminum one... 3 of my bolt things are leaking so I figure I mine aswell change them all so I wont have to do them later. Plus I am changing over to synthetic
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