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Old 03-30-2020, 10:57 AM
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New Valve Cover Problem

New Valve Cover Issue:

I was leaking oil and found old valve cover gasket was shot but also the valve cover had a crack.

When installing new valve cover I was hand tightening the bolts before torquing them down and noticed that the one circled (red sharpie on top of bolt also) wont seat by hand like all the others. There is resistance after a couple of turns.

It looks like the holes on cover and engine donít line up perfectly like the others ones do.

Hereís the interesting part. This is the Same location as the crack on the old valve cover. All of the bolts are new and the receiving holes / threads are clean.

Iím hesitant to torque them down (properly) and crack it again in the same spot.

Anybody seen this before?

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