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Old 04-29-2012, 08:59 AM   #381
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Noise is from lifter bleed down, it was primed...

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Old 04-29-2012, 12:26 PM   #382
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Plastic cover torque is 89in-lb MAX, but 85in-lb will be fine. You will need a torque wrench that is calibrated in inch-pounds or if you use a 3/8 drive wrench that is calibrated in ft-lb the 89in-lb is 7.4ft-lb but set your wrench for 6.5ft-lb and click it a couple of times on a SPARE bolt held in a vice so you know it works. You really do not want to break one of these little bolts off.

intake side
9 5 6 10
3 1 2
8 4 7 11
exhaust side

Plastic cam cover torque sequence. Torque in stages, in sequence.

Replace warped plastic 96-98 cover with 93-95 aluminum How-To
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New gasket installation.
The gasket has to be installed into a clean dry groove with no sealant. To install you poke the tab into the 2 left end corners and the the 2 right corners. back up to the right end of the long side where they turn outward and tuck those corners in. The corner tuck is maybe an inch to an inch and a half. Now go to the middle of any run and tuck in another inch. Keep splitting the difference until all is tucked in. What you are attempting to accomplish is to compress the gasket linearly was you press it into the grove. Turn cover face down on a clean smooth surface and press down all around the edges to seat the gasket. Turn it back over and wipe the gasket face of with acetone and wipe off the mating surface on the head. Apply 2 1/2" thin blobs of sealant(RTV) across the timing cover./head joint. Set in place and torque bolts in order in stages to 85in-lb. If it leaks buy a 93-95 aluminum cover as it is warped.

Black composite cam cover gasket: FEL-PRO Part # VS50454R


How to check for a warped black cover.
First get the gasket surfaces clean, carb cleaner, purple power, flame thrower -- whatever works.

Set cover right side up on a clean flat surface such as a table saw table or known flat surface. Now check all around the cover and verify all the perimeter gasket surface is touching the flat surface, if not the cover is warped or racked and not going to seal. Next turn cover over and lay a straight edge along the front, back, and left end to see if the gasket groove is not either bowed inward or outward. Pay particular attention to the left end as it is where the cover usually bows out and leaks. If it is bowed it will not seal and will leak.

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Old 04-29-2012, 09:03 PM   #383
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:36 AM   #384
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Car is leaking a tad from the left front corner from the valve cover, but oil is still full from the 2nd oil chance after first start up. Car is running excellent so far and is very quiet. I'm glad to be back in the Saturn

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