1997 Saturn SL2 valve cover

Tiny
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  • 1997 SATURN SL2
  • 130,000 MILES
Valve cover was leaking so I put on a new casket and it still leaks. Torqued them to. Is it best to silicone them and or do they have a problem to get them to seal. It is not leaking down the spark plug hole but it leaks by the front back corner. By timing chain and in the middle of the back end of motor. Thanks
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Saturday, June 29th, 2013 AT 4:24 PM

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Tiny
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Here's the problem you have to put a bead of silicone across where the front cover meets the head front and rear sides and the leak will be gone that's the secret.
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Saturday, June 29th, 2013 AT 8:18 PM
Tiny
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Already did. Didnt think with yhat type of gasket that I would have to. Had to put on different starter cause it was oil soaked to. Just talked to my neighber n there oldest has the same car with the same problem. It leaks and when its hot the starter wont work. Told them I would fix it cheaper than a shop. Thanks
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Sunday, June 30th, 2013 AT 4:44 PM
Tiny
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Your welcome glad to hear you got it fixed.
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Sunday, June 30th, 2013 AT 5:19 PM
Tiny
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Well I hope I got it fixed. Will need to snug the m up a little more now that its dry. Didnt tighten real tight then let it set to cure then will snug up more
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Sunday, June 30th, 2013 AT 6:13 PM
Tiny
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I just put a nice bead of silicone across both T joints there called of permatex ultra grey then tighten the valve cover down no wait time and your good to go
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Sunday, June 30th, 2013 AT 6:30 PM
Tiny
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Well hope this one works then I know the one I work on this next weekend should work. Might have to ask a question on the wiring for a stock stereo. Somebody cut the plug off n I got a different one. Original had a cassette player n im wiring for a stock radio with a cd player. Hope it works
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Monday, July 1st, 2013 AT 9:56 AM
Tiny
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All the stock radio connectors on the car side are wired the same so you can plug any stick radio that will a fit and work
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Monday, July 1st, 2013 AT 12:00 PM
Tiny
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There was 4 extra wires on the plug I got but thought it looked like it was used for a disk changer which I wouldnt need. That id what I was hoping for. Regular it had 13 wires
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Monday, July 1st, 2013 AT 1:36 PM
Tiny
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Is there a way to get rid of the radio going into loc when u hook them up or unhook battery. My 97 sc1 some kids had and that no longer works on it. So im sure there is away. I got vin# from the car I got it from but then have to call in to get the code. This car was am/fm cassette. Now im putting in cd player with the eq and theft lock. Thanks
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Monday, July 1st, 2013 AT 4:33 PM
Tiny
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Those radios only lock if someone put a code in them then they lock when loosing battery power. Not sure how to change that but if you call in you will get the master code to unlock that radio. Yeah the cars ad a optional CD changer so that would explain extra wires.
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Monday, July 1st, 2013 AT 6:43 PM
Tiny
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Thought there was a way to get rid of that. Must of got lucky buying one from junk yard with no code. Thanks im trying to get code
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Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 AT 8:16 AM

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