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    greg press



    What valve cover gasget fits my london roadster 1600cc engine 



    All the VW 1600 gaskets will fit.  The trick is to make sure that all the old gasket material and sealant is off of the cover as well as the valve head.  If you get them nice and clean, they won’t leak.



    I’ll add to that only this. Toss the rubber valve cover gaskets. They don’t last very long and will leak easily. Stick with the original cork gaskets. I always buy a few cork sets at every vw show I go to.

    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack


      When using cork gaskets a trick to get a good tight seal is to soak the cork gasket in warm water before installing. The warm water swells the gasket making it more pliable and when it is torked down the gasket will compress good and gasket will pull tight to the cover.

    Paul Mossberg


    I second, third or whatever…ALWAYS use the cork gaskets.

    And I also favor stock covers. They just don’t leak!

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

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