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Old 04-30-2012, 05:11 PM   #1
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Where to find a valve cover?

So I noticed I was seeping some oil around my valve cover gaskets and so I decided to look up the torque specs and re torque them and in doing so I noticed that a few of them were almost hand loose. I could turn them with just the extension and socket so I torqued them down and on my last one near the oil fill port, I heard a very small pop and it cracked my head cover at about 8 lbs of torque. Metal Fatigued? I think so. Well I don't really feel like Ghetto JB Welding it even though I am not losing any oil or anything but it just sucks to work on your truck for days on day after you get it just to make sure that it is good to go then something fluke like this happens. I can't find a place to get a valve cover. I can only find valve cover gaskets. Any help would be great.
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:42 PM   #2
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http://www.lceperformance.com/Valve-...-p/1024116.htm

http://www.lceperformance.com/Valve-...-p/1024120.htm

http://www.lceperformance.com/Valve-...-p/1024121.htm

LCE makes good shit.

Pretty good price too.

Or if you want budget, try to get one from a junkyard.
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:50 PM   #3
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i secind the junk yard
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:01 AM   #4
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that is what I was thinking but there isn't a place I can get one new besides those powder coated ones?
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whats wrong with a powdercoated one??

And you can go OEM from toytota...but Its going to run a a big buck.

Try rockauto.com too
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:20 AM   #6
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I tried Rockauto and they don't carry the valve cover itself. And I wasn't sure if I could get a stock one from an online source for much cheaper than the powder coated one.
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Looks like I will just JB it until I find a deal or once I pony up the $300 for the ICE performance ones.
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Looks like I will just JB it until I find a deal or once I pony up the $300 for the ICE performance ones.


The ones I linked to are $149

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per side though are they not? I will call to verify. Well those ones that you posted were for a 2rz/3rz and I have a 5rz v6 so that would be the problem.
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My bad man!! Didn't even realize you have a V6
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No worries I appreciate the help
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Here are the 5vz covers...

http://www.lceperformance.com/5VZ-Re...-p/1024132.htm
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hope this can help, remember we share the same motors.....
this is a good write up, something I will have to do, in the future also

http://www.yotatech.com/f2/5vzfe-lea...beware-149594/
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I did that a few weeks ago Robert. Biggest project for me... It was a bear!! But very satisfying. Everything is good and the truck runs better than ever.

Swapped the spark plugs, wires, PCV, cleaned MAF and TB while I was at it.
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https://parts.olathetoyota.com/1995t...comaparts.html

Found some here, but they are a little pricey i think, but may be the last resort for me. I'm gonna keep trying the junk yard and see what i can find.
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What side is it? I have a passenger side head. I'd sell the valve cover. Came off my old 2001 3.4 motor that i hydrolocked.
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What side is it? I have a passenger side head. I'd sell the valve cover. Came off my old 2001 3.4 motor that i hydrolocked.
Hes looking for the driver side. Check out this thread... 'super stroked' is looking for the passenger side.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/sho....php?p=5021295
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Hes looking for the driver side. Check out this thread... 'super' is looking for the passenger side.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/sho....php?p=5021295

Good call, Didn't notice the part about being next to the oil fill cap first read through.
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What side is it? I have a passenger side head. I'd sell the valve cover. Came off my old 2001 3.4 motor that i hydrolocked.
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Hes looking for the driver side. Check out this thread... 'super stroked' is looking for the passenger side.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/sho....php?p=5021295

I need a passenger side.... How much you want for it???
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I need a passenger side.... How much you want for it???
$80, if that works for you hit me up and I can ship it out on monday
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