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My valve covers are still leaking oil after I got new rubber pressure grommets for the bolts and new valve cover gaskets. Does anyone else have this problem? Is this a problem with the 83's? The bolts are tightened all the way down. They just dont seem to put enough pressure on the valve covers. Is there some kind of sealant I could use? Any tips would be appreciated.



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I've had a leak with a new aftermarket brand gasket that was cured with a Honda OEM gasket. It is not a chronic problem as far as I know. You could try a thin extra washer over the grommets to put more pressure on the rubber. Be careful to not over tighten your bolts. It won't help and may break off in the head.

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A lil dab of permetex or rtv silicone on the gasket surfaces will help!
 

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When you remove them, check to see if there are some mold flashing that needs to be trimmed....
 

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I agree with hatchetman......In fact, I usually use a very thin finger spread coat of red high temp RTV on both sides of any valve cover gaskets I install, new or old........and the RTV holds most gaskets firmly in place while installing!
 

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Just be carfull not to use too much that it oozes out into the motor.

You dont need little pieces of RTV floating around clogging the oil channels.
 

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Any auto parts store.

Get the smallest tube.

You wont need much.



And dont get it on your clothes.

It doesnt come off.
 

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it is your cam seals leaking through your timing belt cover housing drain hole on bottom rear side more than likely to test this tape up valve cover and ride,then check for oil on either sid of tape.
 

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Just a long shot. Have you had the heads off this machine. Only there is a small oil flow control jet in the head that is prone to leak when disturbed and has a small O ring to seal it. If the oil leak is excess pressure then I would suspect this.



Otherwise I would concure with the crank oil seal theory.
 
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