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Where to find a valve cover?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Bamahoyt, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. Apr 30, 2012 at 5:11 PM
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    Bamahoyt

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    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.
     
  2. Apr 30, 2012 at 5:42 PM
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  4. May 1, 2012 at 11:01 AM
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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?
     
  5. May 1, 2012 at 11:13 AM
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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
     
  6. May 1, 2012 at 11:20 AM
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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.
     
  7. May 1, 2012 at 12:29 PM
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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.
     
  8. May 1, 2012 at 12:42 PM
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    :confused::confused:

    The ones I linked to are $149

    :confused::confused:
     
  9. May 1, 2012 at 1:14 PM
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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.
     
  10. May 1, 2012 at 7:09 PM
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    My bad man!! Didn't even realize you have a V6 :eek:
     
  11. May 1, 2012 at 7:26 PM
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    No worries I appreciate the help
     
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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.

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  15. May 2, 2012 at 7:24 PM
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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.
     
  17. May 2, 2012 at 10:59 PM
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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/showthread.php?p=5021295
     
  18. May 2, 2012 at 11:01 PM
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    I need a passenger side.... How much you want for it???
     
  20. May 5, 2012 at 1:02 PM
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    $80, if that works for you hit me up and I can ship it out on monday
     
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