[Healeys] Leak from rocker/valve cover

Bruce Steele healeybruce at roadrunner.com
Thu Dec 31 09:04:36 MST 2015

Phil, I tired of spending way too much time and energy scraping hard, dry
cork from the head, keeping little shards from disappearing into the lifter
bores, etc. etc., so I ditched the cork and went with the silicone gasket
from gasketinnovations.com.  Best money I ever spent.  They have gaskets for
both original steel and aluminum rocker covers.  No leaks, and removing to
set the valves is a snap.  I have an aluminum cover, and per their
recommendation, bonded the gasket to the cover with red Permatex.  Nothing
between the gasket and the head, save a light coating of oil on the gasket.

Bruce Steele
Brea, CA
1960 BN7

-----Original Message-----
From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Philip
Fish (waitrose)
Sent: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 11:25 AM
To: healeys at autox.team.net
Subject: [Healeys] Leak from rocker/valve cover

Hi all,
Six months ago I replaced the OE rocker/valve cover with one of the chrome
type. I used a new cork gasket, which was fixed to the cover using some
gasket sealant. I did not use any gasket sealant between the cork gasket and
the head.

Today I noticed oil leaking from the rear, right-hand side between the cover
and the head. Any ideas on how to get a oil tight seal between the gasket
and the head?

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