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Old 20 Nov 2016, 12:02 pm
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Default Replacing valve cover seals

Been noticing an oil smell recently and found a small leak around the valve cover on my GT. I bought the FelPro valve cover seal/gasket and tube seals, along with the upper and lower intake manifold gaskets to do it all at once. It seems like a pretty straight forward job but has anyone performed this task and could share your experience? I have seen some people say that RTV is needed in points in addition to the seal itself? Is this so? Please describe.
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Old 20 Nov 2016, 06:27 pm
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Yes, you will need some RTV silicone as well as the gasket set. There is a "D" shaped aluminum piece on the driver's side of the head that needs to be sealed with RTV silicone. Also, the manual advised putting a small amount here and there, in the corners if I recall correctly.

When I did this job on my daughter's car, I didn't completely remove the upper intake, I just rotated it out of the way on the throttle body.
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Old 25 Nov 2016, 11:20 am
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Thanks for the reply. When you say "the manual", is this the Chrysler service manual? I really only want to do it once and I'm afraid I won't get all of the correct spots.
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Old 25 Nov 2016, 11:41 am
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https://www.permatex.com/product-category/gasketing/

The first thing is to make sure you get the correct sealer. Not all RTV, silicones sealers are the same.

The reference to doing any job correctly is the Factory Service Manual.

Remember shorts cuts provided by members may have worked for them but may not for you. But the Factory procedures alway will work . ,
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The rtv us needed at thr 90 corners on the cam caps where the rubber might no reach. A little dab will do ya!
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Old 26 Nov 2016, 12:47 pm
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Thanks for the replies, great information. On the same topic, the guy at the parts store suggested changing the valve cover grommets when I do the job? Any opinions on to do this or not?
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Old 26 Nov 2016, 01:10 pm
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be gentle. my valve cover broke in six pieces when i removed it.
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Old 26 Nov 2016, 01:33 pm
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Thanks for the replies, great information. On the same topic, the guy at the parts store suggested changing the valve cover grommets when I do the job? Any opinions on to do this or not?
The valve cover gasket you get should come with the valve cover gasket itself, the seals for the spark plug wells and the o-rings for the valve cover bolts. At least, that's what comes with the Felpro kit. And the valve cover does not use any grommets for the PCV valve nor vent hose. However, this is an excellent time to change the PCV valve and that pre-curved vent hose

I would use a very light amount of RTV to bond the spark plug well seals and the valve cover gasket to the valve cover. I recommend Permatex Ultra Blue or Ultra Black.




Here on my 2001 Limited the photo shows where to put the RTV on the head to help assure a good seal.




Don't worry if you get RTV all over your engine. WD40, paper towels and Q-tips will get the RTV off easily if you get to it before it sets up.




This is a great time to do the plugs and wires too.

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Thanks for the replies, great information. On the same topic, the guy at the parts store suggested changing the valve cover grommets when I do the job? Any opinions on to do this or not?
The grommets he was likely referring to do not exist on these cars. On some cars, like Honda's, the v.c. bolts have rubber grommets under the washers.


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Don't suppose anyone makes a finned aluminum valve cover for the PT 2.4?
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