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Aluminum valve covers 2001 Monte SS

Old 10-25-2017, 06:32 PM
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Default Aluminum valve covers 2001 Monte SS

I recently had the GM recall done which they replaced only the front valve cover. The one they removed was distorted from the heat. I looked at the rear one and its distorted as well, not as bad as the front was. I was considering aluminum covers to possibly avoid this problem in the future. Any thoughts. Pros or cons to them. Anyone else using them.
Old 10-26-2017, 01:35 PM
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You may want to look into heat issues. I'm not aware of the valve covers distorting from heat.

But if you want cheap aluminum ones, pull the valve covers from a 3800 powered Camaro/Firebird, they are factory aluminum. The direct fit the FWD 3800. I have a set of these factory aluminum valve covers on my Monte.
Old 10-29-2017, 02:04 PM
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X2, I've also never heard of heat causing noticeable distortion of the stock valve covers. Between the 4 fwd 3800s I've owned, I've put probably 300k+ miles on them and never had an issue with this. I have had them leak, but it was nothing a new set of gaskets couldn't resolve.

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