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Old August 7th, 2017, 06:29 PM   #1
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valve cover gasket

Going to adjust valves looking to replace the valve cover gasket anyone know where I could find one cheap went on ebay and lots of different gaskets pop up don't know which one I need
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Old August 7th, 2017, 08:20 PM   #2
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If you're careful, the rubber gasket on the engine top end cover is very reusable. Just need some high-temp silicone sealant to glue it back down to the lower casing when you're done.

Just in case you still want the gasket info though, here's a link to a parts fiche with the right part on the page. It's the bottom gasket, Kawasaki part number 11061-0282
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Use FIPG for that rather than silicone. Yamabond-4 (not 5), Hondabond-4, Permatex Ultra grey, Toyota black, etc.
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Going to adjust valves looking to replace the valve cover gasket anyone know where I could find one cheap went on ebay and lots of different gaskets pop up don't know which one I need
Go to Partzilla.com. they will have the best price. I replaced mine on my 2007 because they were 10+ years old. I used Permatex High Tack on the head and layed the gasket down on that. Don't forget you need the two spark plug valley gaskets also.

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i recently ordered the entire gasket set for the valve cover myself along with one float valve needle and it came to $140 CAD.... ridiculous.... Something terribly terribly wrong with that... A bit of lube would have been nice.
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i recently ordered the entire gasket set for the valve cover myself along with one float valve needle and it came to $140 CAD.... ridiculous.... Something terribly terribly wrong with that... A bit of lube would have been nice.
You didn't go to partzilla.com did you? I come up with $60.62 USD. Hell, you could have thrown in a pack of KY Jelly and still have been dollars ahead.

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Use FIPG for that rather than silicone. Yamabond-4 (not 5), Hondabond-4, Permatex Ultra grey, Toyota black, etc.
Thanks for the right listings - been too long since I've done valves since I haven't spent enough time in saddle lately.
Finally looked at my adhesive and it's the Toyota seal packing #103 I've used with my Tacoma as well.
Skip - sorry for the poor choice of words. Hope I didn't lead ya wrong.
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Thanks for the right listings - been too long since I've done valves since I haven't spent enough time in saddle lately.
Finally looked at my adhesive and it's the Toyota seal packing #103 I've used with my Tacoma as well.
Skip - sorry for the poor choice of words. Hope I didn't lead ya wrong.
Yep, that's good Toyota FIPG masterial. I use it on engines with metal-on-metal interfaces without gaskets. Oil-pans, balance-shaft housings, cam towers, etc.

I also apply a little when re-using gaskets. Tighten bolts to 25-50% torque and let sealant dry and cure for couple hours. Then torque to final spec.
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You didn't go to partzilla.com did you? I come up with $60.62 USD. Hell, you could have thrown in a pack of KY Jelly and still have been dollars ahead.

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I went through the local stealersh*t... They bend me over every time I see them. I try my best not to ever go there for anything but I was in a rush. Turns out I'm replacing that motor anyways so its of little importance to me now. I guess I have a spare set... I didn't need at rip off prices.
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I went through the local stealersh*t... They bend me over every time I see them. I try my best not to ever go there for anything but I was in a rush. Turns out I'm replacing that motor anyways so its of little importance to me now. I guess I have a spare set... I didn't need at rip off prices.
I don't get bitten by my stealership. I'm in a hurry for a part, I go there, they have to order it, two weeks, never mind, I order on line. That's only 5 days.

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