chuffer wrote:I hate those cork gaskets with the little steel pucks. VW used them on the 4 popper valve covers forever and I could never get more than a couple of 10k km out of them. You can't get a rubber version of just that gasket?
paulevans76 wrote:Got the little cam cover thing off and I received the new gasket set - thankfully including the needed gasket - which is cork with little crush washers. Had to use a lot of elbow grease to get all the rtv and funk off of the cover.
I looked through my FSM V6 supplement and couldn't find a torque spec on it, but considering it's 10mm bolts and just a cover, I'm assuming it's going to be around 15-20 lb-ft. I'm going to pull the one off the old 2.8 and see if there's any RTV on it or if it's just gasket to make sure I do it correctly. After it's on, I'll prime the oil pump and bring up the pressure and see if anything else leaks before manhandling the trans back into place.
Then, we feast (on gasoline).
paulevans76 wrote:Went after the distributor for an hour. I am so mad that I reused the hard coolant lines on the back of the block. Shoulda just ran hoses all the way so they wouldn't be in the way when trying to get that STUPID distributor hold down bolt in. Good God. If I'd have done that, I'd be done with it, instead of cussing loud enough for the rest of the neighborhood to hear me. It's one of those things you just gotta fiddle with blindly and with your fingertips while the rest of your hand and arm are being ripped to shreds until you get lucky and it starts to thread in. Bah!
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