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I hate to say it....

Postby carbd7age » Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:15 pm

I hate to say it, but I have the stupid-est issue keeping my car in the shed now. I have the engine running pretty good, maybe some timing and jet fiddling needed, but it runs all right. Well I noticed I was leaking oil, but it's a fresh rebuild with all new gaskets n whatnot. Well I'm leaking oil from the valve cover studs. I don't have factory 4AGE valve cover nuts, I'm using leftover water pump nuts - which are open and not enclosed acorn.

So my question is: are OEM 4AGE valve cover nuts magic or can I just grab a bag of M6 acorn nuts and hammer down?
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Re: I hate to say it....

Postby Rogue-AE95 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:34 pm

I'm pretty sure there are supposed to be rubber/metal grommets that go between the VC and the acorn nuts.
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Re: I hate to say it....

Postby carbd7age » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:03 pm

Oh yeah I have those all in place, all new. They just don't seal tight around the camshaft studs that stick out so oil comes up, like through the threads.
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Re: I hate to say it....

Postby ae86xy » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:26 pm

It happen to me to. So I did tighten mine I did them in sequence it never leaked again hope that helps

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Re: I hate to say it....

Postby Jimmee1990 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:41 am

If the rubber bolt seals aren't damaged, use a little bit of gasket goo under them and tighten them up again. Works a treat.

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Re: I hate to say it....

Postby carbd7age » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:37 am

Ah cheers mate, I didn't think to put a dab of sealant on the threads. I ordered some nuts off the eBay so I'll do that when they get here.
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Re: I hate to say it....

Postby jondee86 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:40 pm

You should not need any sealant if you use the correct acorn nuts. The seal/washer
things have rubber top and bottom and are designed to work with the acorn nuts.
They only leak on the thread with open type hex nuts.

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Re: I hate to say it....

Postby carbd7age » Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:06 pm

Cheers Jon! When I fix this, I'm sure to find another stupid issue lol.
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Re: I hate to say it....

Postby KonaTrueno723 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:45 pm

Had the same prob carbed...couple of um only. Replaced & they somehow sealed up. Worked for me,may work for u haha!
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Postby KonaTrueno723 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:50 pm

Leave the BFH in the tool box carbed! Seriously.. :lol:
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