Rocker gasket

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Bazzad88
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Rocker gasket

Post by Bazzad88 » Tue May 19, 2020 5:19 pm

Hi all

I'm planning on changing the cambelt etc on my 6n2 GTi engine. How much more work is it to remove the rocker cover and re seal it as I believe it's all kind of built together? Am I able to keep the timing in place if I remove the rocker cover? Thanks

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Re: Rocker gasket

Post by 937carrera » Wed May 20, 2020 9:16 pm

You can remove the rocker cam cover without touching the cam belt. There is no gasket. Don't be tempted to use RTV, if it is clean and dry an anaerobic sealant like Loctite 518 will be perfect

Release the bolts gradually, the springs will be putting pressure on the cam / cam cover. Trickiest is the middle left near the variable valve timing bit

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Re: Rocker gasket

Post by Bazzad88 » Wed May 20, 2020 9:50 pm

Hi, thanks for the reply, so the loctite is what you would recommend for resealing the rocker cover?

I've done lots of googling and watching YouTube videos of similar engines from 1.6 16v golfs etc and it doesn't look too hard

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Re: Rocker gasket

Post by 937carrera » Wed May 20, 2020 9:56 pm

It's not like the early golf engines, they did have a rocker cover. The GTi has a cam cover, the camshaft "bearings" are part of the cover itself.

I used a different anaerobic sealant that I had on the shelf, used on a different car where 518 is recommended. You don't need much.

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Re: Rocker gasket

Post by Bazzad88 » Wed May 20, 2020 10:45 pm

Hi

Sorry I meant cam cover, just habit to call it a rocker cover haha

Thanks for the info, I'll look into getting some of the 518 then

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