North American Turbocoupe Organization

Cork or Rubber VCG
Alaskanzeus Offline
Senior Member
The debate came out today of cork or rubber valve cover gaskets, and which was better on the TC. I read the forums didnt see anything on this subject. Need to get one soon, before my drive way becomes full of kitty litter.

GaryS#2 Offline
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Definately 1 vote for rubber here.
Grocery Getter/Rice Cooker.

GT350R Offline
Senior Member
Cork should not even be used for wine bottles!

Not only is it impossible to get the cork ones to seal, the next time you need to pull the valve cover , it is a mess and you will always get some crud in the oilling area. Thats bad.
(sold Sad ) 87 5speed, Motorsport head, [email protected]+2, [email protected], gutted or ported everything & all the typical junk.
84 Gt350 2.3T T-top
84 Turbo GT 418rwhp

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natmac3 Offline
I 3rd the rubber...

Hybridbird Offline
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Too much fun, what's that mean?That's like too much boost,there's no such thing.
"Finch....get the f*ck away from that Ficus......that's a jizz-free Ficus!"

My Money Pit Offline
Junior Member
Got a new rubber and silicone one great so far.

88 T/C 169,000 mi.

She's old, She's slow, She leaks oil, She runs hot, She grinds gears and she just pulled a U-Haul from Florida to Seattle, WA, happily, and I drive her every day.
Single 2.5" Catback thru Superflow
Almost all new wiring
New ABS (newly rebuilt)
Secondary Cooling Fan now manually switched "in-car"
All new seals, gaskets, hoses, and all other "basics"
FULL BOOST (finally)

Next Week...
Off to Nashville

Walsted Offline
Posting Freak
I use this rubber on both, and have no problems with leaks from the valve cover. $15.10 from Autozone, $19 from O'Reilly.

Mike Walsted - NATO member
1986 5-speed TurboCoupe and 1985 5-speed XR7
Mike Walsted - Sold my 1986 5-speed TurboCoupe

shiftless Offline
unless you *like* spending hours scraping shit off your valve cover and mating surface after you pull it off, get the rubber one.

methos Offline
Senior Member
Another vote for rubber... I peeled one from a ranger gasket set and wow! It's totally different and looks like you could easily get it torqued evenly and quickly the first time because of the little metal inserts where the bolt holes are. Another vote for rubber.

Jason Schaffer
88TC - 5speed, all options but leather and sunroof
Esslinger Prepped head, AiResearch T-3, 3.73 gears, Schneider custom grind cam, chromed rims, dynomax on the duals, and last but not least... new interior
AIM - Shizniblit
Jason Schaffer
88TC - 5speed, all options but leather and sunroof
Mods: 3.73 Gears
Finally getting it back together.

motormenace Offline
Senior Member
the rubber one from ford (or comprable) works for me. i second the "cork shouldn't even be used on wine bottles. [Image: biggrin.gif]

69 mustang coupe (next project)
86 turbo coupe (it's fun beating a honda...with something twice it's size!)
86 SVO (it's amazing what people can screw up)
90 mustang GT (project scratch and dent)

...i'd rather be trolling...
86 turbo coupe (14.12 at 15 psi. sleeper) *gone* you have a V8...isn't that cute...

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