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Do you use silicone on valve cover gaskets?

Valve cover gaskets are designed to seal “dry,” so don’t apply sealant to the face of the gasket. Finish off the job by snugging up the valve cover bolts to the torque specifications in your shop manual.

Where does the RTV go on valve cover gasket?

RTV should only be used on the corners of the gasket and/or stepped casting areas that have a gap. Using a small amount of RTV will fill in those areas to assure a leak-free assembly.

What should I use to seal valve cover gasket?

Although valve cover gaskets don’t necessarily need sealers or cements, it’s a common practice to glue the gasket to the valve cover. There are a number of sealant choices, too. For this application, Permatex No. 1, RTVs or Permatex High Tack gasket sealant work well.

Should you use RTV on a valve cover?

Don’t use RTV to seal up bad seals on your valve cover. There is a way easier way. Never*implies when it is not required originally.

What do you put on valve cover bolts?

Apply a small amount of gasket glue to the backsides of the gaskets, as well as the mating surface if necessary. To insert the stud, lock the two nuts together and turn clockwise. Nothing is more annoying than the constant dribble of oil running down the back and sides of your motor due to leaking valve cover gaskets.

What is a valve cover breather?

Valve cover breathers are located on top of the valve covers, in the oil-filling hole. They come in different sizes and shapes. There is significantly less available power, because a good percentage of the combustion will get past the loose piston rings and enter the crankcase or oil pan.

Where does RTV go on intake manifold gasket?

Intake manifold gasket sets may contain a small tube of RTV. This RTV is not to be used on the gasket face, but rather where the bottom corners of the gasket meet the end seals to fill the gap.

Which is the best seal for gasket installation?

It’s no secret that Fel-Pro ® gaskets offer the most reliable seal for any repair job. Proper installation is the key to long service life, as installation practices are changing rapidly as gasket designs advance.

Do you need a fit form for a Fel-Pro gasket?

In cases where a sealant is needed for installation of a Fel-Pro gasket, a FIT® Form will be included, along with the proper sealant. Only apply the sealant in the manner and locations directed. Intake manifold gasket sets may contain a small tube of RTV.

What kind of gasket to use for intake manifold?

PermaDryPlus intake manifold gaskets are designed to provide a permanent seal. They have an aluminized steel carrier that resists corrosion and is not susceptible to degradation from exposure to fuels, oils and coolants.