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Offline uemjg

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jake brake question
« on: November 08, 2011, 07:31:11 PM »
Where would I find taller valve covers for a jake brake setup?

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Re: jake brake question
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2011, 08:04:30 PM »
someone on board here may have some or know someone who has some. Check fleabay also. You do NOT want to buy those new.
Some are called, some are sent, some just got up and went.

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Re: jake brake question
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2011, 10:28:47 PM »
You can also use spacers with your valve covers-but then you have a second spot for oil leaks.  Taller aluminum (not the stamped steel) is the way to go.  Whether it be a 8V-71 or 8V-92 they use the same valve cover.  Good Luck, TomC
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Re: jake brake question
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2011, 03:25:38 AM »
Check some of your local truck scrap yards. They may have some 8v71 or 92's laying around that may have them on them.
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Re: jake brake question
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2011, 04:22:49 AM »
For what engine

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Re: jake brake question
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2011, 04:59:45 AM »
8v71

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Re: jake brake question
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2011, 05:10:14 AM »
Ok now where are the breather locations and do you have a oil fill on the covers and where is it located lots of different variations for the covers I am asking not to be smart @$# but I have a couple of sets

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