Common questions

How to replace a leaky valve cover on a car?

How to replace a leaky valve cover on a car?

1 Remove the Leaky Valve Gasket Cover. Start the job by removing the decorative plastic cover on the top of the engine (if equipped). 2 Replace the Old Gasket. Peel off the old gasket and clean the valve cover with brake cleaner and clean rags. Next, clean the gasket mating surfaces on the engine. 3 Adding Silicone Sealant

Can a leaking valve cover gasket cause smoke?

Yes, a leaking valve cover can sometimes leak onto your hot exhaust system and will cause some smoke and a possible burning smell. We recommend adding 1 bottle of BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak (http://store.gobdp.com/oil-stop-leak-49499/) to stop your oil loss. You can expect to start seeing results after about 100 miles of driving. Thank you!-BDP

What does bluedevil do for a valve cover gasket leak?

That means BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak can act as a valve cover gasket sealer and stay in your engine oil until your next oil change and will not clog or harm your engine in any way.  BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak will restore dried, cracked or shrunken seals to original size and shape, allowing them to reseal and stop your leak.

When to replace a valve cover gasket or sealant?

Once you’ve proved you have a valve cover gasket or another type of oil leak(if so, you may want to look at an oil leak sealant), you need to decide how to move forward.  If you have a missing bolt or screw, it should be replaced immediately.

What happens if you have an oil leak in your valve cover?

First, the oil can leak onto the exhaust manifold causing fumes and the possibility of a fire. Also, a slow leak can still deplete your engine oil quickly, causing premature wear or even catastrophic damage to your engine. How to identify a valve cover gasket leak First, let’s make sure you actually have a leak coming from your valve cover gasket.

  That means BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak can act as a valve cover gasket sealer and stay in your engine oil until your next oil change and will not clog or harm your engine in any way.  BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak will restore dried, cracked or shrunken seals to original size and shape, allowing them to reseal and stop your leak.

Once you’ve proved you have a valve cover gasket or another type of oil leak(if so, you may want to look at an oil leak sealant), you need to decide how to move forward.  If you have a missing bolt or screw, it should be replaced immediately.

What to do if your valve cover is cracked?

If the valve cover is cracked or broken, get a replacement valve from the dealer, a junkyard, or even try eBay. If you find evidence of a leak, the best solution is to use BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak. Adding 8oz. of BlueDevil oil stop leak to your engine oil is guaranteed to permanently seal any oil leaks in your vehicle’s engine.

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Ruth Doyle