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Old 05-22-2013, 07:34 PM   #1
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i got some chrome valve covers with some orange accents but they don't match my color scheme Erhard the best way to get the paint off with out ruining the chrome finish?

what's*...dam swype lol
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Save yourself from trouble and get rid of the chrome covers. Get some nice covers instead of stamped steel shit. They WILL leak.
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Save yourself from trouble and get rid of the chrome covers. Get some nice covers instead of stamped steel shit. They WILL leak.
what he said^
i prefer the look of engraved welded valve covers
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sorry guys did it anyways got the vc for free so had to put them on got some really good gaskets tho

the driver side was fighting me had to move the ac compresor and wiper motor to get it in and out and i actually found a leak in the pld vc gasket so fixed a problm and improved the look I'm happy
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Free covers arnt bad. Just don't be surprised when they leak. Figured I would give you a heads up.
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Free covers arnt bad. Just don't be surprised when they leak. Figured I would give you a heads up.
Okay I understand that they'll end up leaking but why does them being chrome/stamped make them start leaking eventually? Because its not a thick enough metal?
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Stamped steel end up warping due to heat because they are so thin. Chrome ALWAYS starts leaking to matter what the application. I've seen new chrome things leak.
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Stamped steel end up warping due to heat because they are so thin. Chrome ALWAYS starts leaking to matter what the application. I've seen new chrome things leak.
Oh well that's interesting
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Looks good though
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Looks good though
till the oil stains on the drive way and smoke bellowing out from under the hood off the headers lol
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Stamped steel end up warping due to heat because they are so thin. Chrome ALWAYS starts leaking to matter what the application. I've seen new chrome things leak.
especially timing covers thats why chrome is cheaper them oem most of the time.
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till the oil stains on the drive way and smoke bellowing out from under the hood off the headers lol
what kind do u recommend that i eventually save up for?
i.e. brand, finish, style ect.
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