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Stallion
01-03-03, 10:49 PM
I see that there are valve covers in some "under-the-hood" pictures, and then it some pictures there aren't. Maybe in the ones that aren't, they have them removed to work on with easier access. I'm not sure.

My question is do Vettes need valve covers? If not, what are the advantages/disadvantages to having them on?

Thanks! :D

TR

Chas
01-03-03, 10:54 PM
yup they need to be there....it keeps the oil from exiting the engine.

Stallion
01-03-03, 10:57 PM
Okay thanks, dude! ;)

TR

Ken
01-03-03, 11:25 PM
TR, what you are probably looking at are the "beauty" covers (or whatever they're called) on the LT1, LT4, LS1 or the LT5, when you say you don't see valve covers. ;)

_ken :w

Stallion
01-04-03, 09:48 AM
Originally posted by Ken
TR, what you are probably looking at are the "beauty" covers (or whatever they're called) on the LT1, LT4, LS1 or the LT5, when you say you don't see valve covers. ;)

_ken :w

Really? What are they supposed to look like?

And, Ken, that's a really beautiful Vette that you show us in your avatar. Just wanted to compliment you on that... ;)

TR

Ken
01-04-03, 03:59 PM
Thanks for the compliment. You'll have to get one of the LT or LS guys to take some pictures of their engine both with and without the plastic covers in place. I can't help you there, sorry. :o

_ken :w

JohnZ
01-06-03, 07:14 PM
The C5 LS1 engine is a pretty ugly, messy thing to look at with four separate ignition coils and their associated wiring bolted to the top of each valve cover - that's why they have the plastic "beauty covers" over them - so you can't see the mess :D