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valve cover gasket leak

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Category: Powertrain Specific Forum
Forum Name: Small Block Forum
Forum Description: 221, 255, 260, 302 and 351W engines
URL: https://forum.grantorinosport.org/forum_posts.asp?TID=19909
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Topic: valve cover gasket leak
Posted By: jimka111
Subject: valve cover gasket leak
Date Posted: 21-November-2021 at 4:48PM
after 3 new gaskets it still leaks oil i have 351 Windsor(76 Torino )  any ideas welcome my email is jameskoehler2002@yahoo.com both regular and cork gaskets have been tried!!



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Posted By: handsofstone
Date Posted: 21-November-2021 at 5:11PM
   Dimple the bolt holes up with a ball peen hammer and a block of wood if stock covers. Done.


Posted By: jimka111
Date Posted: 21-November-2021 at 6:09PM
how thick is the block of wood and how many strikes?


Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 21-November-2021 at 7:56PM
any piece  like 1x4 or 2x6 lay the wood down on the bench now turn the valve cover upside down so you're looking at the inside where the valves and oil would be, lay the edge by a bolt hole on the wood, hit the hole area with a couple taps of a hammer, making the hole flat againWink do this to each hole! if its a stock steel coverWink don't do this to cast aluminum!


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JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION


Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 21-November-2021 at 8:18PM
this was the only video i could find showing dinging it back down....


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JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION


Posted By: jimka111
Date Posted: 26-November-2021 at 5:22PM
thank you turned out to be power steering hose spraying on valve cover go figure that one new it was leaking but didn't know how much till a year later thanx again


Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 26-November-2021 at 6:48PM
 Shocked

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JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION


Posted By: Inkara1
Date Posted: 26-November-2021 at 6:54PM
Sure glad that didn't cause a fire!

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1972 Gran Torino station wagon, light blue, 351C 2V, prior owner upgraded to 4V (2V heads), originally had a C4 but prior owner changed to C6 for some reason.


Posted By: jimka111
Date Posted: 26-November-2021 at 7:00PM
it could have thanx for the reply now i  have to try to clean the stain off the fender due to to smoke halfway there  sure looked it was going to be on fire with the amount of smoke



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