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I think every TIII owner has been waiting for this day. Seems like the price of the factory VC gaskets keep going up. Either way, dealer/vendor, after shipping your out like 120.00!

You may have read in my thread that I was testing out some from a GM V8, they didn't work. When I was at Brian's shop he showed me some VC gaskets he had left over from a job he did that he thought might work. He didn't remember what they where off of but he gave them to me. I did some research and testing and here is the solution.....







You need two sets(4) to make 2 for the TIII. Cut and join in the center with RTV, i used blue RTV. Curves match VC's perfectly! These have been on my car for about 5 days, boosting to 25psi, etc. NO LEAKS. I paid 20$ for each set. application is 4.3 vortec engine, you can use the chevy blazer if you need a car.

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nice. was just about to order a set too. ill save about 70$ each time i replace them.

so thats like 2 tanks of gas, or about 400 miles of fun :)
 

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just bought a set actually, im gettin my motor back from the machine shop tomorrow so i figured id go get a set of these.

only cost me $15 up here. they fit nicely :thumb:
 

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Told you:eek: Yes, i just ordered some more and got them for 15$:thumb:

i figured out now why u need two sets. cuz they are a bit short on length and need to make two into one..

i ordered the other one ealier when i picked up my set.. they only had one in stock.

what rtv should i use? i see u mentioned the blue stuff but i usually use the ultra black. would that work fine to or will it be to hard when it cures?
 

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i figured out now why u need two sets. cuz they are a bit short on length and need to make two into one..

i ordered the other one ealier when i picked up my set.. they only had one in stock.

what rtv should i use? i see u mentioned the blue stuff but i usually use the ultra black. would that work fine to or will it be to hard when it cures?
Black is fine. I just used blue because it matches perfectly and you can't even tell they've been sectioned...and i'm anal about appearances, at least my cars.
 

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Just found this post and that is awesome! I just want to make sure I get the right ones! I just need to order up a couple sets for any GM with a 4.3l V6?
I did a search on a 97 2wd blazer and showed 2 types. one had built in holes (obviously not the right ones and way more) and th others look right
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I did this valve cover modification a year ago on my front 2.2 Lotus head valve cover. I always had oil accumulating in the valley that ran down the drain hole on the lotus head by the cams.

Seeing is believing, I didn't have any oil leak in the valley area after I installed the felpro gasket on the front valve cover. I just installed the back valve cover gasket last weekend. I put together these quick instructions for TIII folks that are fighting oil leaks they can 't get rid of.

I also found this mod also helps stabilize the engine vacuum also.

Thanks to RX2MAZDA for creating this Lotus 2.2 valve cover seal modification

Ron

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Awesome Info!! Just ordered them off of Rock Auto for $12.04 per set! Once I get 5 posts I'll post the link. Somehow my previous account was deleted.
 
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