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Old 01-31-2008, 09:14 PM   #1
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Default cant find new valve covers anywhere. need help

i went to autozone, advanced auto, a&a auto, pep boys and i even tried ebay and can not find new vlave covers anywhere..

does anyone know where they cam be bought.?

or should i just replace the gaskets and paint my old valve covers..

they are leaking oil from the gaskets and the paint is peeling on the top of both them..
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there is no paint on the stock valve covers. they are a solid composite.

just replace the gaskets and paint them when you have them off.

if you want to paint them ahead of time, there are some on ebay, http://search.ebay.com/search/search...ers&category0=
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/88-La...2em118Q2el1247

You will need these, as you have a LN3 with the tube in the front valve cover.
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there is no paint on the stock valve covers. they are a solid composite.

just replace the gaskets and paint them when you have them off.

if you want to paint them ahead of time, there are some on ebay, http://search.ebay.com/search/search...ers&category0=
if they are solid composite then what is peeling off of them.? it looks like its flaking off like paint.?

and can i use high heat engine enamal (1200 degrees) paint for th evalve covers?
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LN3s came with aluminum covers

Find another pair of LN3s, get them beadblasted, then powdercoat clear.
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Yes the 88-89 LN3 used the Aluminum Valve covers... For the 1990-1991 Models they used the Composite

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