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ok i got to replace a valve cover gasket on a 424, but i was told just to use permatex on it instead of a new gaket that just seems to cheap of a way to go. Price doesn't matter just want it fixed right should i use a new gasket or is a permatex product adequate.
 

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New gasket and thin coat of permatex on the head. Torque to specs. I tried the permatex thing on a car once, I had to go back and redo it with the gaskets. Do it right the first time. :thThumbsU
 

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New gasket and thin coat of permatex on the head. Torque to specs. I tried the permatex thing on a car once, I had to go back and redo it with the gaskets. Do it right the first time. :thThumbsU
on the head or the cover its self, i was thinking putting the permtex on the cover might be better. But i was thinking of ordering the new gasket there no that expensive its the dry season and there is really no work to do.
 

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Cork gasket, MAYBE a little snort of spray gasket adhesive to hold it in place while you're putting in the bolts. No need at all in gooberin' it up with silicon.
 

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ok i ordered new gasket from stenier today will post pics when i get it installed, hopefully when i get it installed will stop the oil leak thats coming from under the valve cover, once i do valve gasket got one more to do on the governor gasket then should be good running motor.
 

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Just a tip, when you have your valve cover off check to make sure the gasket surface part of it is flat. The lip can sometimes get bent a little causing the leak even with new gasket. Had to use a little silicone on my W4 to stop it from leaking. using hand tools u can straighten them out but it can be hard to get them perfict. Good luck.
 

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well progress update got the cover off saw the cork gasket had little split where most oil was pooling, sang though i dropped a piece of cork gasket down in the head so i am trying to track down a head gasket so i can remove the head and get that piece of gasket out of there :bonk: But i figure new head and valve cover gasket should be a darn good machine maybe even keep lil more oil in the motor between oil changes.
 

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ok here is the block after cleaning the old head gasket off got new valve cover gasket on valves adjusted and am almost ready to start it. Couldn't find the piece of gasket i lost in the heads but it wasn't in the way of any of the push rods so im assuming it went into the oil pan will drain the oil before running it,
 

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Just a tip, when you have your valve cover off check to make sure the gasket surface part of it is flat. The lip can sometimes get bent a little causing the leak even with new gasket. Had to use a little silicone on my W4 to stop it from leaking. using hand tools u can straighten them out but it can be hard to get them perfict. Good luck.
Ditto .Also make sure the bolt hole areas are flat & straighten if needed . If you do decide to use sealer I would put it on the v/c side of the gasket and let it cure overnight .
 

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ok well got the new head and valve cover gaskets on and about and hour and a half on them so far no leaks, :praying: but i keeping my fingers crossed. The oil leaking doesn't bother me normally but i use this tractor to bush hog and the grass cuttings were piling up on the head by the manifold making a oily grassy mess
 
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