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#3227839 - 12/25/13 10:05 PM Making a gasket
ram_man Offline


Registered: 03/15/13
Posts: 1873
Loc: southern mo
My 95 ram the one that sat for four yrs well the passenger side valve cover is leaking . I don't want to have to buy a valve cover gasket set. But they don't sell them individually.
What is the best way to Make one?
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#3227843 - 12/25/13 10:09 PM Re: Making a gasket [Re: ram_man]
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Registered: 01/30/07
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They don't sell them individually? I got one by itself from NAPA.

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#3227846 - 12/25/13 10:13 PM Re: Making a gasket [Re: ram_man]
Zaedock Offline


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The roll of cork will cost about as much as the $20 gasket set from Parts Geek.
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#3227849 - 12/25/13 10:19 PM Re: Making a gasket [Re: ram_man]
tommygunn Offline


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Why wouldn't you get the set? The other one is probably on its way out too.

Is the other gasket that difficult to replace? (like most FWD transverse V6/V8 engines can be)

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#3227876 - 12/25/13 10:49 PM Re: Making a gasket [Re: ram_man]
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I was bored so I looked up the set.

NAPA Part Number: FPG VS50419R $30.89

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#3227885 - 12/25/13 10:59 PM Re: Making a gasket [Re: ram_man]
Kruse Offline


Registered: 10/05/05
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A quick peek at RockAuto shows your valve cover gaskets at $17 and $20, plus shipping. If one valve cover is going out, chances are the next one will be right behind.
I suspect that by making your own gaskets the material will almost be that high and you haven't even figured in your own time yet. I'd bite the bullet and buy a pre-made set.

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#3227913 - 12/26/13 12:18 AM Re: Making a gasket [Re: ram_man]
ram_man Offline


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Well to be honest this truck will eventually be stripped and all redone (it was my grandfathers) so the engine will be torn apart eventually amd redone. So cheaper is preferred. The other side isnt leaking for now and its not a daily driver. It went 1500 miles this year so its not used a lot. So right now cheap is preferred.
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#3227918 - 12/26/13 12:37 AM Re: Making a gasket [Re: ram_man]
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20$ is pretty cheap, just replace both while your at it.
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#3227923 - 12/26/13 12:49 AM Re: Making a gasket [Re: ram_man]
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Permatex Right Stuff might be an option for you.

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#3227966 - 12/26/13 03:35 AM Re: Making a gasket [Re: ram_man]
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They sell make a gasket in 6 x 8 inch sheets where you trace and cut what you need. Good for obscure small engine intake manifolds etc. But a valve cover gasket is huge. Just buy the correct part already.

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#3228018 - 12/26/13 06:43 AM Re: Making a gasket [Re: ram_man]
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RTV may be your cheapest choice!
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#3228023 - 12/26/13 06:49 AM Re: Making a gasket [Re: ram_man]
Rick in PA Offline


Registered: 01/04/03
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I'm cheap and I'd consider making a gasket, but not in this case, too big.

A. Buy the right one.
B. Goop it with some silicone stuff.

My 2 cents.
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#3228077 - 12/26/13 08:11 AM Re: Making a gasket [Re: ram_man]
eljefino Offline


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If you lack the ambition to use a proper gasket, and have to ask here what to use, perhaps overhauling this engine (in the non-committed future) may not be for you.

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#3228156 - 12/26/13 10:37 AM Re: Making a gasket [Re: eljefino]
ram_man Offline


Registered: 03/15/13
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Loc: southern mo
Originally Posted By: eljefino
If you lack the ambition to use a proper gasket, and have to ask here what to use, perhaps overhauling this engine (in the non-committed future) may not be for you.


I really don't need a smart mouth comment. This is pretty straight forward! I would like to make one gasket. I don't need both. The other side isn't leaking and on a vehicle that isn't used much and in less than 3yrs will be completely torn down and redone.
I just didn't want to buy a set when i only need one. The other side could start leaking tomorrow or it may not ever leak . No sense in pulling a gasket that's doing it's job just fine. Especially when the vehicle is used less than 2,000 miles a yr.
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#3228157 - 12/26/13 10:39 AM Re: Making a gasket [Re: eljefino]
ram_man Offline


Registered: 03/15/13
Posts: 1873
Loc: southern mo
Originally Posted By: eljefino
If you lack the ambition to use a proper gasket, and have to ask here what to use, perhaps overhauling this engine (in the non-committed future) may not be for you.


Also maybe you could explain why me not wanting to replace both gaskets and preferring to make one of my own if it can be done correctly and cheap enough to justify itself means I lack ambition? I would think me wanting to make my own which is more labor would probably mean I have a fair amount of ambition.
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