Whats the consensus on valve cover gaskets?

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  1. Kllrbee

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    Black wrinkle MP covers leaking. I see alot of opinions about what gaskets to use.
    Sorry cant do a search right now, my network giving me problems.
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    CudaChick1968 The Mistress of Metal FABO Gold Member FABO Vendor

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    Make sure they don't ride on the intake manifold
     
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    Ill check out the dog ears when I take them off tomorrow. The only leaking is the rear lower bolt right side. Ive checked for clearance from the intake and its good there. But thanks for the reminder when I put them back on.
    Funny, I had a pair of these on my Coronet and they leaked in the same spot on those too.
     
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    Fel-Pro Cork, Edelbrock Gasgacinched to the valve cover.
     
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        H22A4...did the Felpro cork gasgacinched finally do the trick?
         
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        Consensus? On valve cover gaskets? That's like askin consensus on poontang. Everybody likes somethin different.

        I use these.

        Mopar Performance Valve Cover Gaskets P5249581AB

        You can play around with everything else, but those will be the last valve cover gaskets you even buy. They last forever.
         
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          Yup, Felpro cork gaskets and gasgasinch did the trick.
           
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            Thnx, Ill check for hairline cracks and whatnot.
            But ill give those a shot.
             
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            SIXTY FOUR FREAKING DOLLARS!!!??? PLUS SHIPPING...
             
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              You even seen those gaskets? No. Then hush up ya cheasp bastid.
               
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                  Poontang? I want some!, whatever it is. I used Fel-Pro with a very thin smear of Permatex silicone just to hold them in place on the factory Formula S valve covers. I tightened them to spec, something light, like 15-18 INCH-POUNDS. I have pulled the covers off to do a valve adjustment without replacing the gaskets, never have I had a leak after reusing them. My two cents...
                   
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                    I use studs....no bolts...no silicone ....use a speed handle wrench to remove and tighten them...torque? what is that...LOL
                     
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                      No I've never seen A $64 gasket and I don't want to! And yes I'm a cheasp. My last $9.95 "improved" cork lasted til I changed them last week. or change them because they just seemed like they were getting those little flat and the gaskacinch wasn't holding them to the valve covers anymore. And of course I have my self-proclaimed Priceless valve covers LOL
                       
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                        I am a cheap bastard....lol....
                         
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                          Triple-R you high roller you...
                           
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                          I found that when I had the LA heads off of the engine, and I had machined the as-cast v. cover gasket surface on the heads flat, I had much less problem with gasket sealing afterwards.
                           
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                            I can imagine that would help..
                             
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                            No more cork gaskets for me.
                            They get brittle and leak over time i've found.
                            I use rubber ones only now with gasgacinch...........
                             
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                            Moroso Perm-Align gets my vote 41Nv8jhPLmL._AC_SL1500_.jpg
                             
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                              I've been using these for years. Used them on my last 4 car's. Have a pair hanging on the wall. They work great.
                               
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