The spark plug well gaskets were round ones for 24v and not oval shaped ones for 12v right?Hi,
Just re-assembled the cam cover/spark plug oil well gaskets with the newer and very expensive black rubberised gaskets and they are leaking oil.
Any advice on this?
I'm not sure what you mean by this Steve. The cam cover gaskets have a 3+ corrugated effect on one side and smooth on the other. The oil well gaskets follow a similar route.They were round ones for 24v and not oval shaped ones for 12v right?
Hi Steve,I thought you were talking about 6 rubber spark plug well gaskets leaking or were you saying 2 piece cam cover gaskets are leaking. There are also 4 special rubber gaskets that go over front cam bearing caps.
Which gaskets are leaking? On two piece cam cover gaskets there is a short flat piece that goes between front cam bearing caps on each head, too (that is what makes cover gaskets two piece).
You said, "cam cover gaskets are single piece rubberised items, with three grooves on the lower surface". I have never seen that type. Does it have a way to snap onto valve cover and follow all the contours around front cam bearing caps?Hi,
sorry was a bit drunk when writing the above as was well cheesed off, not least because my wife had been chewing my ear for not 'bothering' to collect her from the airport.
To clarify, the plug oil well seals are the 6 round ones (rubberised) and the cam cover gaskets are single piece rubberised items, with three grooves on the lower surface.
from the smoke from the rear bank, have to conclude the cam cover gasket there didn't seal and from the way the engine performance deteriorated am assuming the plug well seals there didn't either - the front bank has yet to be changed; thank god or I probably wouldn't have made it home.
If they are for the sparkplugwells, you need to install them with the grooves up.
I replaced them on my 24V, I don't know if they are the same on a 12V.
Here a picture you can see seals with the grooves.
PS From what I can recollect, they are about 2 dollars each
According to 94 shop manual torque for cam cover bolts is 6.6 - 8.1 ft lbs (8.9 to 11 Nm).
Does this new style rubberized valve cover gasket have anyway to hold it in place to head or valve cover like spark plug well gaskets do?
It would have to be rear cover wouldn't it so some real disassembly required to get back to square one so to speak?
Thanks a lot for that Steve.Did your engine come with this type of one piece rubber gasket or flat "paperlike" one with short flat piece and rubber pieces for cam front humps?
Looking at your pictures it looks like to me top side of rubber gasket has a rubber ridge that should go into a groove in special valve cover.
I wonder if Alfa changed valve cover design to go with this gasket on later 164 models or different model like 166? Parts CD indicates different part numbers for gaskets and valve covers.
WHAT IS PART NUMBER OF GASKET YOU HAVE?
What is your chassis number and engine number so I can look up what configuration you should have and verify engine number.
If so you may have wrong gasket if your valve cover designed for flat gasket.
If so I doubt you can ever fit this gasket and get a safe seal since extra thickness is not in a groove and will pop out as yours did. If so also it will also prevent spark plug well gaskets from ever sealing due because valve cover to far off head.
OK, hope you get correct gaskets now. Looks like your car was made 05-95 and based on chassis number you gave: ZAR164000*06320 273
engine: 66302 engine serial number is 0000565
spares no. 0027992
Based on chassis/VIN # these are parts numbers needed:
rear cam cover gasket is 60568808
front cam cover gasket is 60568809
gasket sealant replacement 71713687 is for 4 gaskets 60513833 that go over cam bumps if they don't send you these 4 original rubber strips.