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Old 05-13-2013, 11:08 AM   #1
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What will cause a valve cover gasket to blow out? The engine has no oil pressure. I think the pump went bad.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:40 PM   #2
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Overtightening is the most common cause since they are plastic. And gaskets do go out eventually, some sooner than others. Afterall, the car is 13 years old.
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If the engine doesn't have oil pressure , its not from a bad valve cover gasket you have alot bigger problems.
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:27 AM   #4
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If the engine doesn't have oil pressure , its not from a bad valve cover gasket you have alot bigger problems.
no kidding, it didn't even cross my mind that he was relating the two.
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The only reason a gasket that's not under oil pressure is "blowing out" would be excessive crankcase pressure.
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:30 AM   #6
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I have been working on the 02 gt. I found that one bolt was missing on divers side. 2 yrs ago The car had to be worked on again by a good mechanic due to a major screw up by an idiot who tried to put in a heli coil and caused more damage.
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