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Old 03-20-2016, 10:45 AM   #1
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1996 SL1
Default SL1 Pre-formed Valvecover gasket install

Here's some pictures of how I replaced the old RTV silicone gasket with a new Felpro Pre-formed Silicone gasket. I figure it'll be good to have some more pics for references

I do have a question though, anything I can do besides manually scrubbing it to help get rid of the grit that has built up?

Cover came off pretty easy:

Grim and grit all over the place :/

Really dried and brittle silicone on the inside:

Scraped some off, then decided to use my wrench and it worked lovely:

Used alcohol to clean off the groove and the engine surfaces. The put a small bead of Permatex Ultra-Black to hold the gasket in place/fill any gaps:

Some grade A engineering right here, though it's factory and not much I can do about it. So I continued to put on the silicone:

Putting the cover back on was pretty easy. New grommets put in(Be sure to keep the metal washers from the old grommets), cleaned the gunk off the bolts with a razor, a slight coat of oil and they slid in real nice. Torque to 22ft lbs:

Yeah I need a new timing cover, got a broken stud permanently stuck in the middle one.

'96 SL1 Originally the family car, passed on to me as my first. "Hellcat" 240,000+ miles and purring smooth.
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