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Date Registered: 06-2017
TOTAL POSTS: 14
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Aftermarket Valve Cover


Hey guys.
I found recently some oil in the first spark plugs cylinder. Just a few drops probably - nothing major. I also have from time to time some oil marks on the cover around the ignition coils. Again nothing major, but still it is there.

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So I bought an aftermarket valve cover which is a fraction of the cost of a genuine one.
After the purchase though I came upon some youtube videos suggesting there could be some problems with the aftermarket ones.



So, anyone with experience here?
I was advised to try resealing the spark plug seals of the existing original cover with some liquid gasket. Your thoughts here, please?

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Date Registered: 06-2017
Location: Canberra, ACT
TOTAL POSTS: 185
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Id be suprised if all the gaskets and seals didnt come in a VRS gasket kit you could get from an engine rebuilder.

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Date Registered: 02-2016
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
TOTAL POSTS: 119
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Re: Aftermarket Valve Cover


Guys,

There's only two ways to go about this;
1. get a new cover from Nissan or,
2. get a second hand unit from a car with low k's (with rear damage preferably)

You could definitely get a VRS gasket kit, but it probably comes with a whole lot of gaskets you will never use.

Nissan will sell the gasket for the valve cover for around $50

This rule applies to most parts on the Exy most of which are covered by this forum.

I went against the forums advice with a CV shaft and had to spend the money twice!

cheers,
Tom

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Date Registered: 08-2016
TOTAL POSTS: 6
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Re: Aftermarket Valve Cover


I bought an aftermarket cover which came from the USA.
I have not had real issues and no more oil leaking.
I follow the installation procedures which includes the use of some liquid gasket seal at the engine front end.
I also follow the recommended torque sequence and value.
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