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    Hey Guys,
    Can I get a recommendation on some valve cover gaskets? Cork, rubber, steel core what do you guys prefer?
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    I use the thicker cork gaskets(http://www.summitracing.com/parts/mr...make/chevrolet). I used contact cement to attach them to the valve covers and have put them on and off many, many times over the last 10 years without a leak.

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    I like the Fel Pro rubber with steel core.
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    I use these.

    http://www.summitracing.com/parts/fel-1630

    They don't have locator tabs, but My Brodix heads have long 1/4" studs for locating and brodix cast VC's with machines seal area so it's a piece of cake.

    No sealer or glue, just slip them on and slide the VC on the studs.

    They last a long time even with repeated VC removal. Just don't over tighten them.

    These actually work better on my deal than the metal cored rubber ones that a lot of guys like.
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    I've had good luck with fel-pro 1635

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    Thanks Guys
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    If choosing the bonded cork method, which works well with a good, flat v-cover flange, add a light coating of white lithium grease to the cork gasket before installation and you will be good to go for removals as necessary down the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GottaJet View Post
    Hey Guys,
    Can I get a recommendation on some valve cover gaskets? Cork, rubber, steel core what do you guys prefer?
    The ones that I find to be the best are a grey silicone material with a steel core, from ROL. A little more money, but you will be able to pull valve covers as often as you want. Also, no gluing or sealing necessary. The look like the ones GM sells, but not at the GM price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNYoungblood View Post
    I like the Fel Pro rubber with steel core.
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    Ive got some rubber with steel core that came with the boat. No clue how old they are but they seal great. I opted for cork on my wifes AMC as the valve cover wont be on and off. No leaks yet.

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