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    Default Rocker cover gasket mi16

    have to replace the rocker cover gasket on my series 1 405mi16 soon . Is there anything i should watch out for or is it a straight forward fitment . Thanks

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    Hi,

    Just be sure to clean both surfaces up very well and best to use an 8 sided socket on the cam cover bolts so that you don't round them off.
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    Put a dab of silicone/gasket maker etc., into the bottom corners (exhaust). Only tighten to 10Nm. The bolts have shoulders, so doing up any tighter will only lead to tears when threads break off in the head. I'm not sure how you could round a head off with only 10Nm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterT View Post
    I'm not sure how you could round a head off with only 10Nm.
    Perhaps you should ask some of the Peugeot workshops who worked on my car in the early days.... almost all of the bolts on my coil cover cannot be removed unless you have a metrinch spanner due to the corners of the bolts having been munged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wintermute View Post
    Perhaps you should ask some of the Peugeot workshops who worked on my car in the early days.... almost all of the bolts on my coil cover cannot be removed unless you have a metrinch spanner due to the corners of the bolts having been munged.

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    Yes, nearly half the bolts on mine were rounded to the point that only an 8 sided socket could offer any purchase.

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    Agreed but only on the Xu10 engine. The bolts holding down the coil cover. But never on the Xu9.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wintermute View Post
    Perhaps you should ask some of the Peugeot workshops who worked on my car in the early days.... almost all of the bolts on my coil cover cannot be removed unless you have a metrinch spanner due to the corners of the bolts having been munged.

    Tony.

    Haha, you should have seen some of the Peugeot workshop efforts on one of my Mi16 motors. Heads bolts stripped, cam cover bolts non existent, half the manifold bolts missing and the rest rounded. Then we opened the motor further.....Dont ask

    As for the gasket replacement, as Peter said really. Just take your time with it to get right. Clean and prep.

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    wouldent it be better off doing all the gaskets that way they are done and out of the way?

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    Not if the rocker covers the only leaky one. The rocker cover is a nice easy one to do.
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    While we're talking about series 1 cam covers, anyone got a supplier for the sparkplug tube seals? EAI tell me they are no longer available. If no-one knows of a ready supply, I may see about getting a bunch made up.

    I'm after one set right now, so look forward to feedback.

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