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    Leaking rocker cover getting beyond a joke

    When I first bought my car it had a leaking rocker cover gasket, but this was negotiated in the price, it's nothing major, about 1litre every 1000miles, I hear this is normal for a ZLET, I've been to the main dealer and had it looked at, they fitted a new gasket which was fine for a week, then the smell of oil came back and you could see oil marks on the right hand side of the cover so I took it back to which they replaced it free of charge again, same happened after a weekish.

    When I was down Regal they mentioned it could be warped? Do you think this is the case, also how much can you pick up a cam cover for?
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    can pick one up for £30 second hand
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    i would put it down to the dealer not being capable of fitting it properly.

    my dealer fitted one under warrenty and within day it was back leaking. then when i had it sprayed i replaced it and no problems at all for about 6 months. i think the heat from the engine must decay it.
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    Are they prone to warping then? Are there stronger gaskets available?
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    i used a non VX gasket and it seemed to fail virtually strait away, fitted a genuine myself and not leaking as yet (fingers crossed)

    where is it leaking from? the lower section of the front "half moon"?
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    Just to the right hand side of the front breather pipe, right on the corner.
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    best bet mate, get a genuine one from VX and get them to check the sequence and torque settings for the stubs, if they over tighten them then it will not sit perfect.

    is it dropping onto the mani too?
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    Yeah I reckon so, that's why the car smells of burning oil after it's been driven for a while.

    So I should try a 3rd time lucky before getting a new cover?
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    for what it costs i would, get back to dealers again and get them on it! tell them to make sure they dont overtighten it.
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    I'll take it in this week and get it done then!

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