valve cover gasket stuck

Posted by bkhan145, Jan 17, 2004

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  1. bkhan145

    bkhan145 Proven Member

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    I am trying to replace my valve cover gasket, but it seems to have melted to the valve cover side. I can't for the life of me get it off. I've tried some gasket remover I got from Autozone, but it cant get into the groove and I can't clean it out completely. Is there any other solvent or maybe a drill attachment that might be able to get in there and get it out? Thanks a lot.
     

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  2. luv4turbos

    luv4turbos Proven Member

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    Have you tried just using a putty knife and scrapping it off. Or even a utility knife to get in the cracks. Good luck!!
     
  3. DevilSperm

    DevilSperm Proven Member

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    have it hot tanked, then the gasket will just peel off...if its still there even :p then you can polish it up :)
     
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  4. psychlow

    psychlow Proven Member

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    Acetone.

    Just don't get it on the top, or the paint will come right off, too.
     
  5. bkhan145

    bkhan145 Proven Member

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    thanks a lot for the info. Acetone did the trick and with a putty knife it worked out. Much appreciated guys!
     
  6. MyRidzPhucked

    MyRidzPhucked Proven Member

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    Just for search purposes, You can also use a rubber mallet. I learnt this the hard way, but i wasnt stupid about it. I used a screwdriver to VERY GENTLY pry it off for about 45 minutes till it actually came off, with the result of only 2 minor scratches on the outside of the valve cover gasket. VERY lucky.
     

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