what you received when you ordered the gasket kit for the TR6.
The original cork gasket is shown for comparison only.
silicone gasket is formed to the shape of the cover with an
As you can
see, there is a lot of difference in the thickness of the two
cut outs located on both ends that must be placed on the left
side of the head.
is to remove the valve cover and clean the mating surface of any
oil or old adhesive.
areas aren't clean and dry, you may have sealing issues down the
instructions state that the gasket should be laid down and trial
Notice the cut outs on each end for the head bolt? They
favor the drivers (left) side).
It looks to
be a little short, but it will stretch out after you fit it to
the valve cover.
So there it
is, ready for the test fitting of the valve cover. I am
following Justin's blue book.
time to get the gasket fitting inside the cover properly.
back on the bench for a look at how it fits inside. Also
the cut outs go to the left side of the engine. If you do
this wrong and glue it down,
Justin clearly states that you will need a new gasket to correct
pictures were for my benefit as well to look back and remember
what I did.
This is the
little blue book that I've been following. Cheaper than
buying two gaskets!
explained well enough for me to even do it correctly.
with the 3/16's" of silicone sealer all around the outer lip of
3/16's" of sealer on the same groove where the old cork gasket
would have lived.
neat. so far, but you do get to get messy on this part.
not in Justin's little blue book, so I did stray from the
instructions a little bit.
It makes the smearing of the sealer inside the cover into a thin
film easier and
keeps your finger clean throughout the process and from getting
sealer on everything else.
cover is on and "slightly and evenly" fastened down. You
about 1/4" of gasket all of the way around the head. Make
sure that you do at this time.
OK on the
right front corner.
OK on the
left rear corner.
And OK down
the left side and around the corner.
much wraps it up for the next 24 hours. At that point the
cover can be
tightened for the final time until it begins to slightly bulge,
then back off. That
should complete the installation and the engine can now be run.
All of the other
care and precautionary issues are covered in the all
encompassing little blue book.
All in all,
a very nice product, well documented and all parts are included
in the kit.
a shame that this is no longer available.