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Old 04-07-2013, 03:19 PM   #1
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Oil every where contour valve cover

I put the contour valve cover on got the bolts to fit it (6m x30mm x 1.0) new gasket and o-ring things. Well I put it on torqued it down and drove off about 10 mins later I got to where I needed to go, popped the hood and BAMM OIL EVERYWHERE!!!! So idk what to do I'm weighting on a friend to bring a siphon to get the oil out of the spark plug area. Any ideas maybe it needs more torque or its a bad gasket?


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Old 04-07-2013, 05:38 PM   #2
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Clean it up and start it and find out exactly where the leak is. Determine why and fix it. Perhaps the gasket got pinched during the install.
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It leaked everywhere. I took it off cleaned it re torqued and still leaked. I repeater the process but add 5 pounds of torque to it still leaking so I just put the old one back on. Idk what to do but I reallt want it on there.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:28 PM   #4
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Maybe wrong gasket? Just a thought.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:36 PM   #5
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I'm starting to think that does the valve cover gasket for the 96 contour work. Maybe there is there a different one that you have to use for the focus?
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:34 PM   #6
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Did you use the correct SHOULDERED bolts? If not your issue is squeezing all out of shape like it was never intended for. You cannot use everyday plain bolts there.............
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I don't know what you mean? Do you have a pic or a link to them?
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Question answered.

You need the factory replacement bolts....................

Use internet to find out what they are..................I'm not here to do your due diligence. Google reveals answer in .25 second to 'shouldered bolt'.............
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Well I looked already but what size would it be cause on here most people were saying 6m x30mm x 1.0 but what would the size be with that one?
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:25 AM   #10
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You need the factory bolt or junkyard part. Shouldered bolts are specifically made for the application, you won't find what you need commonly available. The 30 mm. may be correct but a separate number needed for shoulder length also, and I do not have that off the top of my head.

Bolt spec would be thread diameter, length, thread pitch, shoulder length, shoulder OD.

Fun, huh?

Easier to get the correct part from junkyard. Run bolt in till it hits solid and then just a wee bit more to guarantee tight. These bolts are not hardened and if you try something dumb like over torquing to stop a leak, they twist in two quicker than spit. Leading to much more fun.............

When you didn't use correct bolt you simply squeezed the gasket into garbage since you went way too far.
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