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small-list Digest Thu, 02 Nov 2000 Volume: 2000  Issue: 186

In This Issue:
My 2.9 valve covers don't leak...
Re: My 2.9 valve covers don't leak...

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Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2000 22:08:17 +0000
From: Adam McLaughlin <kd6pocjps.net>
Subject: My 2.9 valve covers don't leak...

And I totally disagree with you. My 2.9 has 172,000 miles on it, and the valve
covers have NEVER leaked one drop. I even pull the valve covers off to see the
valves and to pull the fuel rail occasionally, and I just put them back on and
tighten up the cover botls. Seams first time, every time without leaks or any
mess.

I do plan on replacing them with the head gasket set from Napa when the cam goes
in, but until that time they are SO dry....

Adam

john yee wrote:

> This is a problem on the 2.9 V6 engines. Ford and Fel-pro supposedly make
> a thicker gasket. It may be a pain to get the covers off with all the
> vacuum hoses and stuff, but I'm sure it's better than $300.
>
> Engine cleaner and Retightening the valve covers, is an alternative,
> but not a long term fix. After 139K on the 89 Bronco II, i'm finally going to
>
> look into redoing the gaskets.
>
> Check out the valve cover section here for some ideas.
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Cafe/7030/personal.html
>
> -john


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From: "Stephen Bozzone" <editorrockzone.com>
Subject: Re: My 2.9 valve covers don't leak...
Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2000 13:44:10 -0500

Adam,

Consider yourself lucky.  You're the first I've heard of that hasn't had
this problem.  Your valve covers could be leaking and burning off the oil as
well.  Do you replace the valve cover gaskets after you pull them?

Steve
----- Original Message -----
From: "Adam McLaughlin" <kd6pocjps.net>
To: <small-listford-trucks.com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 01, 2000 5:08 PM
Subject: [small-list] My 2.9 valve covers don't leak...


> And I totally disagree with you. My 2.9 has 172,000 miles on it, and the
valve
> covers have NEVER leaked one drop. I even pull the valve covers off to see
the
> valves and to pull the fuel rail occasionally, and I just put them back on
and
> tighten up the cover botls. Seams first time, every time without leaks or
any
> mess.
>
> I do plan on replacing them with the head gasket set from Napa when the
cam goes
> in, but until that time they are SO dry....
>
> Adam
>
> john yee wrote:
>
> > This is a problem on the 2.9 V6 engines. Ford and Fel-pro supposedly
make
> > a thicker gasket. It may be a pain to get the covers off with all the
> > vacuum hoses and stuff, but I'm sure it's better than $300.
> >
> > Engine cleaner and Retightening the valve covers, is an alternative,
> > but not a long term fix. After 139K on the 89 Bronco II, i'm finally
going to
> >
> > look into redoing the gaskets.
> >
> > Check out the valve cover section here for some ideas.
> > http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Cafe/7030/personal.html
> >
> > -john
>
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