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Offline IowaEagle

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Re: After Market Valve Covers
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2007, 02:49:11 PM »
Yes, they do vary in price.  And, I bet there are only a couple different companies actually making them so I can't understand why prices vary so much, other than the search for maximum profit and they know this is a must have item.
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Re: After Market Valve Covers
« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2007, 04:41:11 PM »
@ letsroll36: thats exactly the right description: smell of burnt oil.
My wife took the Eagle for a spin today. She told me she was smelling something.
Personally I like the smell of motor oil, so I didn't notice untill know.
But now I read it: It smells just like my old Triumph 650.
I still have the original valve cover and yes it is leaking...
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Re: After Market Valve Covers
« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2007, 08:23:47 PM »
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I still have the original valve cover and yes it is leaking...
   Sounds like an introduction at a self help group.
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Re: After Market Valve Covers
« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2007, 10:02:05 PM »
Yes! Right up there with, "I'm a man and I can change...if I have to...I guess!"

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Re: After Market Valve Covers
« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2007, 04:25:56 AM »
Shall we cry together for a moment  :'( (holding hands is going to be difficult)
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Re: After Market Valve Covers
« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2007, 01:05:17 AM »
In response to the post about an 87 having an aluminum cover.

There's no such thing as an " '88, " really. They're all '87s that were sold as '88s after the buy-out.

Speaking of which, is anyone else frustrated that an Eagle doesn't appear in Jeep's new commercial?

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Re: After Market Valve Covers
« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2007, 07:00:47 AM »
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There's no such thing as an " '88, " really. They're all '87s that were sold as '88s after the buy-out.

Incorrect.  That myth has been disccussed and demonstrated here in the forum and in the AMC Eaglepeida to be just that, a myth.   There are some subtle differences between '87's and '88's.  One being the ignition module.   '88's were built during the '88 model year, beginning July of '87 when all car makers start the next model year with production ending mid-model year in December of 1987. 
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Re: After Market Valve Covers
« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2007, 08:07:38 PM »
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There's no such thing as an " '88, " really. They're all '87s that were sold as '88s after the buy-out.

Incorrect.  That myth has been disccussed and demonstrated here in the forum and in the AMC Eaglepeida to be just that, a myth.   There are some subtle differences between '87's and '88's.  One being the ignition module.   '88's were built during the '88 model year, beginning July of '87 when all car makers start the next model year with production ending mid-model year in December of 1987. 


Mine was built in June.

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Re: After Market Valve Covers
« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2007, 09:08:21 PM »
You are correct.   I guess we did learn it was June.  My mistake.
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Re: After Market Valve Covers
« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2007, 09:12:16 PM »
You are correct.   I guess we did learn it was June.  My mistake.

You are forgiven haha :)

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Re: After Market Valve Covers
« Reply #25 on: September 03, 2007, 01:38:49 PM »
OK, I give in.
While replacing the in and outletmanifold gaskets (and broken bolts) I had a go at the valve cover as well.
I removed, I think, the original RTV sealant and replaced it with blue Hylomar and let it rest for two days.
It is still leaking (of course).
Which cover can you guys advise: I really like the Omix-Ada from Morris 4x4 Centre ($79.95).
(I think it was in Eddie's contribution here)
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Re: After Market Valve Covers
« Reply #26 on: September 03, 2007, 02:22:11 PM »
That is a good cover and the price is fair.
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Re: After Market Valve Covers
« Reply #27 on: September 03, 2007, 06:30:19 PM »
  I bought mine from Collins Bro's., on sale 69.95. with shipping 83. and change, I was surprised at the heft of it. It is wrinkle black with Polished ribs and 4.2L on it.
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Re: After Market Valve Covers
« Reply #28 on: September 04, 2007, 01:50:40 PM »
Thanks Eddie,

I just contacted them, to offer me shipment to the Netherlands.
(I just bought a heater core on Ebay for $30 with $42 shipment :'()
I think I saw some holes without thread, when I had the cover off.
Is there some tapping and helicoils involved?
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Re: After Market Valve Covers
« Reply #29 on: September 04, 2007, 02:12:37 PM »
OK, I think I found the answers, I searched google for "klepdeksel jeep" and got a lot of hits.

Found the omix-ada instructions: http://www.omix-ada.com/instructions/83501398K-AL42.pdf

I have no bridges on the rockers, back and front holes are tapped 1/4"
Only the holes on the drive side need some tapping 5/16" (or M8).
I have been reading the amceaglepedia, but I don't think it is a three day job.
I have almost no vacuum hoses and didn't have to remove the wipermotor.
Took the bolts out and tilted it to the driver side. More like a ten minute job.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tf0jpiW6tRI

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