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Old 10-27-2008, 05:38 PM   #1
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Effect of Leaking Valve Cover Gasket on Supercharged Engines

As per title, you can guess my newest problem. I was detailing the engine yesterday when I noticed oil deposits on the front/lower part of the gasket, almost below spark #1. I cleaned it thoroughly and today it's got oil at the same spot. I believe that's the cause of the burning oil smell in the cabin There's also some oil in the spark plug #1 tunnel and it's not from the oil change.

I would like to know how/if this issue affects the engine now that it's supercharged with the ESS Twin Screw. Can it cause issues like rpm drop below idle mark etc?

I will of course replace the gasket plus the 6 small round gaskets but I'm a bit pressed on time right now and thinking to postpone it for 3-4 weeks.

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Old 10-27-2008, 06:04 PM   #2
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Sucks bro, hope you get it figured out as soon as possible.
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:40 AM   #3
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Thanks, I will replace it asap.

There's some debate regarding the use of high temp silicone gasket sealant in conjuction with the OEM gasket, any opinions on this?
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Old 11-02-2008, 07:35 PM   #4
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If your the hole is big enough to loose presure inside the rocker cover then it would explain rpm drops.
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Old 11-03-2008, 03:59 AM   #5
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It's dripping oil right now, so I'll say it's big enough. Ordered the gasket now from dealer, along with the 6 individual ones and 15 rubber seals.
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