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J13 valve cover gasket questions.


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Hey fellas, Ive recently pulled off the valve cover to clean the mess of oil that’s been leaking from around the gasket area and to give the cover a fresh look. Ive gone on “New Datsun Parts” to order a gasket, but it comes with an complete gasket kit. There’s  no stock right now and buddy says he’s waiting on some more to come in. I don't need a complete kit right now. I’ve tried searching around and that’s the only place I’ve found beside some place in Australia that I’m sure will kick my butt in shipping. Have any you guys made your own outta cork? If so what thickness did you go with?  The one I pulled off was rock hard. It looked about 3/16” but that was compressed and old. The oil fill cover gasket is in pretty bad shape as well, but not as bad as the valve cover it’s self. I’ve used the black permatex stuff before on diff covers, followed the directions and have had zero leaks. What would you guys suggest is best to do? Buy a sheet of cork, some permatex, or?? Thanks, Pidge















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