Hi. Doing my first valve cover gasket. Removing the old seals left some scratches and at least one small hole where metal was shaved off. I don't trust it not to leak. What can I use to seal the spot that is safe for the engine/sensors? Also whatever I use should I let it dry before I install the seal because I am expecting it to need some oil or something to help slide it into place with my DIY bolt-washers press? I already have Ultra Grey RTV and some 3M super weatherstripping glue that I'm not sure is safe and leak/temp proof. Also I need a good, large photo of where to put the RTV on the head. The one in Haynes is too small to be useful. Thank you. Using Fel Pro PermaDry set.
Oh one more thing. I'm nervous about the torquing so I planned to under torque to say 35 in-lbs to make sure I don't bust something and then drive it straight to a shop (5 miles) and have them check and torque it properly. Is this something I can get away with safety-wise and will they charge me to do so? (I have a rented torque wrench and no way of checking it's accuracy). Thanks again.
Friday, April 26th, 2013 AT 8:48 PM