Yes that s the idea to do as much to the area and parts as possible. Clean paint and replace gaskets and grommets. Thermostat gasket sealer is good with coolant leaks metal on metal. . For the valve cover gasket i would use regular engine gasket sealant sparely on at least upper top side on out 1/2 edge of gasket and out side of bolt pattern . painting the engine cover in the end, is like going on a date and your girls all prettied up
Last edited by luckydog; 09-18-2012 at 12:23 AM.