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Old 02-10-2012, 02:08 PM
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1. I live alone.
2. In between removal and blasting powdercoating I ran mine thru the dishwasher. Twice.
3. I don't buy the "we don't coat the insides...." argument. The factory ones were coated, and it DID peel off. Wtevr.
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by FeralComprehension View Post
3. I don't buy the "we don't coat the insides...." argument. The factory ones were coated, and it DID peel off. Wtevr.
I knew this, which is why I asked for it, but the shop stood by their principle that they don't do the inside. Oh well.

I washed them out in a hot soapy water last night prior to reinstallation and they cleaned up. I reinstalled them already. They look really sharp back on the car.
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:30 PM
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Pictures? We like pictures of things that "look really sharp back on the car".
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:41 PM
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Since you asked.


Now hopefully they went on right and they don't leak!

Now i'm on to replace the timing chain cover gaskets, chain tensioner gaskets, and oil bridge o-rings.
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:17 PM
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Nice!! Jealous.
Do I need to ask if you used a 1/4" torque wrench to slowly and accurately tighten the nuts so that the covers will not leak???
What's next on the list?
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:28 PM
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I used a small 1/4" drive ratchet and took my time going around tightening them down gradually, using a center and then working outward direction. I tightened them down as well as I could using such a small ratchet.

I don't have an inch/lbs or low lb range torque wrench, so i'm not sure know how close to 7ft/lbs I landed.

Next is replace the timing chain cover gaskets, chain tensioner gaskets, and oil bridge o-rings.
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Hi vandit, I am waiting for the valve cover seals and fixing kit from d911 at the moment, I intend on powder coating mine after Christmas.
Just wondering if you have had yours off since you had them done and do you think it's ok to leave the insides bare still?
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You want to leave the inside of the valve covers bare. Don't paint or powder inside.
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Originally Posted by Goughary View Post
You want to leave the inside of the valve covers bare. Don't paint or powder inside.
thanks goughary
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Old 12-20-2018, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Goughary View Post
You want to leave the inside of the valve covers bare. Don't paint or powder inside.
Yep
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