It still does not seal after multiple attempts. Switching to aluminum.
The bolts and nuts were all wrong and had to find and buy new bolts to fit. The gasket stuck out to far and hit the studs on the head bolts so I had to cut it thinner with scissors. Theres 2 holes in the top that go to nothing and I had to get rubber plugs to put in those. This was all wrong.
I was very disappointed with this part. The hole pattern was so far off that I couldn't install the bolts.
Poor Fit. I had difficulties lining up all of the bolt holes. Additionally the cover has very tight clearance for a socket once the bolt is installed in the hole. The cover I took off had 1.5 inch standoffs to accommodate a longer bolt. This one seems cheap and flimsy by comparison. Initially I had leaks, but got it adjusted to stop for now. I don't have high hopes it will last long.
The new bolts and nuts supplied with the kit did not fit. The bolts were too large to fit. The new valve cover also did not have the same raised area where the the bolts go in like the old one, so my original bolts were then too long to fit also. The nuts did not fit any of my studs. The valve cover also had oval alignment tabs on the bottom side that fit into the head. The problem is that the gasket had much smaller round holes to accommodate the tabs. The holes had to be cut out to make it fit. All in all I was not happy with the product and ended up buying another gasket and all new bolts to make the kit work.
Will this fit the 89 jeep wrangler yj 2.5 with throttle body injection
Asked by todd from lakeland, fl on
Hello Todd, Yes this valve cover will work with the motor in your Jeep. If you have anymore questions feel free to ask, Thank you.
Answered by JordanC extension833 from lakeland, fl on
This item says it is a direct replacement. It also says drilling required. What, where and why is drilling required if it is a direct replacement?
Asked by Tom from Sunnyavle Ca on
Tom, this Omix-Ada Aluminum Valve Cover is a direct replacement as far as size. But you may have to do some drilling because you are replacing a plastic cover with an aluminum cover. The following is copied directly from the Omix-Ada install instructions that are included with the valve cover. " Step.3 ( Tapping of blank holes) You may find 5 of the 5/15” aligned holes will have no threads. These holes were used as guide hole only for the plastic cover and will require tapping. Tap the holes with a 5/16” x 18 thread “bottom” tap. CAUTION!! DRILLING HOLES TO BEEP WILL RESULT IN DRILLING INTO THE WATER JACKET!!" and "Step.4 (Missing holes) On some early models you may find two holes missing on each end of the head. For this application it will be required that the hole locations be marked with the new aluminum cover in position. Secured the cover in place with all existing holes aligned and mark the new hole locations with a good permanent marker. With the holes properly located use a punch to mark the center of the hole to insure proper drill bit placement. With great care drill the holes and use a ¼” x 20 “bottom” tap." and "Step.5 (Rocker bridge replacement) It may be required to replace the studded rocker bridges used for the plastic valve with new non - studded bridges under part number MRM1718 (17408.11) or the studs may be cut off if they interfere with fitment of the aluminum cover. Additional modifications may be needed to air conditioning and or air cleaner brackets for proper fitment. DO NOT modify or cut the aluminum valve cover as this will void any warranty. " I hope this helps clear it up a little bit.
Answered by Jason L from Sunnyavle Ca on
What are the bolt torque settings for this valve cover? Dane Scofield
Asked by Dane from Immokalee, FL on
According to the vendor, the fasteners on this Omix-Ada Aluminum Valve Cover Kit should be torqued to 55 inch lbs. Thanks!
Answered by Craig R. from Immokalee, FL on
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