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FYI - Beck/Arnley Valve Cover Gaskets

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Topic: FYI - Beck/Arnley Valve Cover Gaskets
Posted By: eddycooper
Subject: FYI - Beck/Arnley Valve Cover Gaskets
Date Posted: 06-Apr-2019 at 16:31
In case anyone is interested, please be aware that Beck/Arnley brand valve cover gaskets are no good. I used them a few years ago to fix valve cover leaks and they seemed fine at the time. They were a fraction of the cost of OEM gaskets. A couple months ago I got a leak from the passenger side gasket. The 4-year-old Beck/Arnley gasket was brittle and it broke in to a bunch of pieces when I took it off. I replaced it with an OEM item and will do the other side when time permits.

This is for gaskets 07D103483C and 07D103484C.

Posted By: Awesome Beast
Date Posted: 09-Apr-2019 at 15:01
Thanks for the heads up.

Posted By: orangeokie
Date Posted: 17-Apr-2019 at 04:59
Thanks for posting. Will save alot of time and frustrations.

Posted By: Uberhare
Date Posted: 29-Apr-2019 at 23:50
I used Elring gaskets on mine 18 months ago. I just went to order another set and found out they discontinued the gaskets around the spark plugs! OEM is way overpriced for these....Wish I had bought spares.

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