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Post  dragsterdick on December 24th 2014, 1:01 pm

What is the best non-leaking valve cover gasket? Type and brand?

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Post  David Cole on December 24th 2014, 3:02 pm

I have the Cometic vc gaskets on mine. Have held up great. No leaks in 2 years. The previous FRPP/FelPro (steel core w cork on each side) gaskets were decent when new, but after a few times removed top run valve they leaked and were getting torn up.
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Post  dragsterdick on December 24th 2014, 3:11 pm

Thank you, I forgot about Cometic.

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Post  FalconEh on December 24th 2014, 7:30 pm

David Cole wrote:I have the Cometic vc gaskets on mine.  Have held up great.  No leaks in 2 years.  The previous FRPP/FelPro (steel core w cork on each side) gaskets were decent when new, but after a few times removed top run valve they leaked and were getting torn up.

Does Felpro not make the rubber ones for the 460?
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Post  jasonf on December 24th 2014, 8:00 pm

Summit has a shit ton of Trick Flow rubber gaskets in their clearance section (Tallmadge).
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Post  dfree383 on December 24th 2014, 8:22 pm

Get the Cometic ones they are da bomb!
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Post  FalconEh on December 24th 2014, 8:36 pm

THX-X2
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Post  10SHOTS on December 25th 2014, 3:57 pm

I had a set of cometics once , I'm sure they work well in some applications but they weren't so great with the tall ford racing valve covers , those covers have little raised up round things on the bottom and the cometic gaskets are hard and don't compress well causing a leak , that's just my experience with them
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Post  cool40 on December 25th 2014, 4:24 pm

10SHOTS wrote:I had a set of cometics once , I'm sure they work well in some applications but they weren't so great with the tall ford racing valve covers , those covers have little raised up round things on the bottom and the cometic gaskets are hard and don't compress well causing a leak , that's just my experience with them
yep, I run mine over a big belt sander to get that and the "Taiwan"lettering off.I also had a little groove in a vc rail cause a problem with the cometics but after a few heat cycles it sealed up.
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Post  richter69 on December 25th 2014, 6:02 pm

Cometics need a thick billet rail and need to be flat and smooth. ive got some flatouts here that are badass.... But they aint cheap either.
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Post  dragsterdick on December 25th 2014, 9:11 pm

Thanks guys for all the info and Happy Holidays!!

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Post  Lem Evans on December 26th 2014, 11:22 pm

richter69 wrote:Cometics need a thick billet rail and need to be flat and smooth. ive got some flatouts here that are badass.... But they aint cheap either.

The Cometic stuff is the best....unless the valve covers sux.

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Post  Mark Miller on December 27th 2014, 2:07 am

FalconEh wrote:
David Cole wrote:I have the Cometic vc gaskets on mine.  Have held up great.  No leaks in 2 years.  The previous FRPP/FelPro (steel core w cork on each side) gaskets were decent when new, but after a few times removed top run valve they leaked and were getting torn up.

Does Felpro not make the rubber ones for the 460?

They show them in the Summit Catalog FEL-1617,i've always had good luck with the rubber Fel-Pros.

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Post  Mark Miller on December 27th 2014, 2:10 am

jasonf wrote:Summit has a shit ton of Trick Flow rubber gaskets in their clearance section (Tallmadge).

Were they for 429-460 and what day were you there?I might have to stop there on Monday and see if they still have some.

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Post  bbf-falcon on December 27th 2014, 3:18 pm

I'm like Jason when I have the good fortune of being in that area.I head straight for the corner of the store where the returns and discontinued items are. Very Happy

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Post  GT300TD on December 27th 2014, 4:14 pm

bbf-falcon wrote:I'm like Jason when I have the good fortune of being in that area.I head straight for the corner of the store where the returns and discontinued items are. Very Happy

ABSOLUTELY bounce

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Post  powerstrokeace on December 27th 2014, 9:49 pm

richter69 wrote:Cometics need a thick billet rail and need to be flat and smooth. ive got some flatouts here that are badass.... But they aint cheap either.

I got 2 sets from Kaase and they were $45 a pair. but boy they are thick and dont leak a drop. i have no idea who made them

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Post  BigRigTech on December 27th 2014, 10:26 pm

I use the Moroso silicone gaskets with the steel core, love'em. Very Happy
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Post  rmcomprandy on December 28th 2014, 12:56 am

For valve covers which are not absolutely flat ...
I use the Fel-Pro 5/16" thick gaskets with the sandwiched metal support.

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Post  jasonf on December 30th 2014, 10:07 pm

Mark Miller wrote:
jasonf wrote:Summit has a shit ton of Trick Flow rubber gaskets in their clearance section (Tallmadge).

Were they for 429-460 and what day were you there?I might have to stop there on Monday and see if they still have some.

Thanks.

Yes 460. I was there several times in Dec and they had 3 boxes full of them.
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Post  Mark Miller on December 31st 2014, 2:39 am

jasonf wrote:
Mark Miller wrote:
jasonf wrote:Summit has a shit ton of Trick Flow rubber gaskets in their clearance section (Tallmadge).

Were they for 429-460 and what day were you there?I might have to stop there on Monday and see if they still have some.

Thanks.

Yes 460. I was there several times in Dec and they had 3 boxes full of them.

I was there on Monday i found 1 set they were $16.00,i didn't buy them spent to much money on a cat back exhaust for the daily driver truck. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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Post  jasonf on January 5th 2015, 6:45 pm


Just one set?


ne set?
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Post  soupbean on January 8th 2015, 4:58 am

With my valve covers and where my master cylinder is located, it is not possible to get a bolt in the lower rear driver side. Obviously I had a leak issue. Tried several different gaskets (not the cometics though) and I was suggested to try doubling up cheap Felpro cork gaskets. Glue two together to make one soft, thick gasket. Has worked out very well for me.
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