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I just bought a new cam cover - the one on the top of the engine. I bought a new gasket to go with it but the old gasket only has 6000 miles on it.

Should I replace the old gasket or keep the new gasket as a spare?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Put the new one on and keep the old one for a spare in a ziplock bag


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Put the new one on and keep the old one for a spare in a ziplock bag


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:up: That's what I did.
 

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I used this technique on my Elan twin-cam engine (replete w/cork gasket).

I applied rtv, but had oiled the cyl head surface so the gasket & cam cover could be easily removed and, in fact, reused. There were, shockingly, no leaks because the rtv did conform perfectly the the cyl block surface.

I assume this can be done w/most engines.
 

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I just bought a new cam cover - the one on the top of the engine. .
IS there another one ??????????????? :huh: :shrug:
 

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IS there another one ??????????????? :huh: :shrug:
Every time in the past when I mentioned the cam cover to someone, they would ask me if I was talking about the timing chain cover. So now I describe where it is so people know what I'm talking about.

It doesn't help that Lotus calls it a cam cover and Toyota calls it a valve cover...
 

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To replace the cover the service manual says to tighten the bolts in the shown sequence, but the only thing they show is 10 arrows and no number sequence for tightening.

Does anyone have a diagram for tightening the cover bolts?
 

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Yup, nothing in Toyota manual...odd, huh?

In general, start from middle, the left closest to middle, then right and criss-crossing your way along, done in stages.

note that it's been a long time since i had to think about this; hope it's right
 
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