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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 9th, 19, 2:24 PM Thread Starter
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Leaking Valve Cover Gaskets

Aluminum head SB, finned cast aluminum valve covers, 5/16 cork/rubber gaskets. I can’t keep SS acorn nuts snug on SS studs. Seems every heat cycle, I have to retighten. I can’t tell if studs loosen in head, or nuts loosen onstuds.
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Re: Leaking Valve Cover Gaskets

Blue loctite is your friend.
Second thought is try not to use SS to SS it will pick up and gall.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old May 8th, 19, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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Locktite on studs, changed from acorn nuts to nuts. One side sealed at 50”#, rt side took 90”#.
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