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Today while doing valve cover gasket noticed that I have 3 cracks in my valve cover.
I tried to find used one, but unfortunately no one around me have one and new one costs a lot.
So I'm now thinking about repairing my cover. What would be best option? Weld cracks together? Or use some strong epoxy? Or maybe weld and epoxy together?
 

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High temperature oil safe epoxy such as JB Weld, or a good gasket sealer will seal the cracks, but more may form later.

There is a cheaper chinese made aluminum valve cover some have tried.

There is also the M56 SULEV engine aluminum valve cover retrofit that some like.
I have Victor Reinz sealer which I bought for gasket. Would that work?
 
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