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4.0 SOHC Valve Cover Gaskets


JohnnyO

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2008 4.0 SOHC Sport Trac. Driver's side valve cover gasket is leaking. It looks like I have to take off the top of the intake manifold to get to it, which at my skill level I think I can do. I have not had to change valve cover gaskets in decades. Do I need to use gasket sealant or do they just go on plain with nothing else? Rock Auto lists about 6 different gaskets from $6 to $14 a pair. Is there any one that is the better kind to get? Thanks in advance.

 


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If the aftermarket set is the same as the factory gasket (molded rubber) you do not need to use any kind of sealant.

I always use Mahle or Felpro.
 

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Get some new plenum gaskets, too. The plenum is the upper half of the intake manifold, by the way. I use Felpro as a first choice, too.
 

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Get some new plenum gaskets, too. The plenum is the upper half of the intake manifold, by the way. I use Felpro as a first choice, too.
Okay, thanks. Rock Auto lists Mahle and Felpro both. I didn't know the upper plenum had a gasket, it's something I never took apart before but then I never kept a vehicle for over 200,000 miles until now either.
 


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