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Exhaust from Valve Cover Bolt Holes?

Old 05-18-2006, 07:02 AM
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I'm getting exhaust coming from all the bottom valve cover bolt holes on both sides of the engine. If the bolts are in the holes it doesn't leak exhaust, but I forgot one while changing covers and found the problem. I don't think its crankcase pressure either. With the bolt out it sounds just like an exhuast leak. tap tap tap. The heads are TF High Port heads and have never had a problem with them in the past. Car still runs fine and has power. Whats the diagnosis?
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Old 05-18-2006, 08:36 AM
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Sounds like the hole is drilled through to the exhaust port. Not a big deal, just leave a bolt in there
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