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    Is there any need to use silicone/RTV on these Valve Cover Gaskets when installing? They are the Fel Pro Perma Dry +. I've never used these before.

    Fel-Pro QVS12869T - Fel-Pro PermaDryPlus Valve Cover Gaskets

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    I always glue the gaskets to the valve covers with a thin bead of Permatex "Ultra-Copper" RTV and let them set for 24 hours before installing them; make sure the sealing flange on the covers is nice and flat first, especially around the bolt holes. Have never had a leaker.

    Don't over-torque the bolts - it'll distort the cover flange, and they'll leak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vette79 View Post
    Is there any need to use silicone/RTV on these Valve Cover Gaskets when installing? They are the Fel Pro Perma Dry +. I've never used these before.

    Fel-Pro QVS12869T - Fel-Pro PermaDryPlus Valve Cover Gaskets
    I have used these in the past and have never used anything but the gasket it self. the rubber gasket actually deforms when torqued down and makes a good seal. MLD

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    Quote Originally Posted by mld View Post
    I have used these in the past and have never used anything but the gasket it self. the rubber gasket actually deforms when torqued down and makes a good seal. MLD
    WOW, this is kind of an old thread. I was having some issues with my current setup but all good now.

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    When doing mine, I always do like mentioned above. Glue the gasket to the valve cover, let it set over night, then install the cover. This method has always worked well for me.

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    Cork or rubber I also glue the gasket to the valve cover with weather strip adheisive and dry on the engine side.

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