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Old 07-03-2006, 02:59 PM
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Valve cover gasket

I want to take the valve cover off on one side of my 116 to check the timing chain -do I need to re-new the cover gasket or cam i just get away with keeping the current one?

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Old 07-03-2006, 03:04 PM
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If the gasket isn't hard, you should be able to reuse it.
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Old 07-03-2006, 03:42 PM
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if the gasket leaks after you replace it you could lose the motor.at less than 10 dollars it would seem to be a no brainer. david poole european performance dallas tx
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Old 07-03-2006, 04:04 PM
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I've re-used the valve cover gaskets on my m117 so many times with no leaks - if I bought a new one each time I'd be broke.

Make sure to check the rails on BOTH sides of the engine. If they are deep-colored (darker than caramel), replace them.

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