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Aright, I'm trying to diagnose if its my valve cover gasket thats leaking. It may even be an old leak, too. I have some oil staining if you would call it that, that is at the rear. It can only come from the valve cover as it is to high for anything else. I have torqued the cover down and then retorqued after so long. I will double check again to see if it is still indeed leaking.Although, I called O'reilly's, and they sell the gasket for $126! WHHAAATTT!That is out of this world! Where could I get one cheaper?

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Torquing the valve will do nothing. Being the bolts are shoulder with stops so it will not squeeze down on the gasket any more. Gasket replacement is required...Yeah I know they are spendy...Skip over to RockAuto.com they have it for $72 bucks... :whistle:

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Torquing the valve will do nothing. Being the bolts are shoulder with stops so it will not squeeze down on the gasket any more. Gasket replacement is required... Yeah I know they are spendy... Skip over to RockAuto.com they have it for $72 bucks... :whistle:

They are on the shelf with the heater cores and evapoators.:lmao:

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are you sure its not fuel from rear banjo bolt pulling caked on oil/grease down with it? just a thought

I'm gonna hit the engine bay with some purple power when I get done with all this work I'm doing on it, AGAIN. After, I'll see if it continues to leak and go from there. I do not think its the banjo on the rear, as the caking up of stuff is also accumulating on the exhaust side.

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Aright, I'm trying to diagnose if its my valve cover gasket thats leaking. It may even be an old leak, too. I have some oil staining if you would call it that, that is at the rear. It can only come from the valve cover as it is to high for anything else. I have torqued the cover down and then retorqued after so long. I will double check again to see if it is still indeed leaking. Although, I called O'reilly's, and they sell the gasket for $126! WHHAAATTT! That is out of this world! Where could I get one cheaper?

Threw one out almost new just 3 weeks ago - couldnt carry it with me in RV .... too many accessories :banghead: EBay and CF (used) is best bet. You'll still pay ~$40

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GENOS GARAGE, I totally forgot! :banghead::hyper: Now thats a BETTER PRICE!Its outrageous to pay $126, $70-something for a freaking piece of rubber mated to metal!Although, I still wanna grumble about $40 even... Why the prices gotta be so high for parts for a diesel? I thought newer parts for gasoline vehicles were bad...:duh:

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GENOS GARAGE, I totally forgot! :banghead: :hyper: Now thats a BETTER PRICE! Its outrageous to pay $126, $70-something for a freaking piece of rubber mated to metal! Although, I still wanna grumble about $40 even... Why the prices gotta be so high for parts for a diesel? I thought newer parts for gasoline vehicles were bad...:duh:

thats a good price - cheapest Ive seen Yeah it sucks for a gasket - only good side is you rarely have to change it - must have had my valve cover off 20 times - same gasket.

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