Valve Cover Gasket

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The valve cover gasket — typically made of cork, plastic, or rubber — is a critical engine component that secures the cylinder head from external and internal elements. It also inhibits oil from escaping the chamber and serves as a two-way shield, forming a tight fit between the engine and its cover. Moreover, it is responsible for sealing off spark plug ports to prevent fluid leaks in the ignition system.

Custom Gasket Manufacturing is a forerunner in providing high-quality pump and valve gaskets. We have established a company reputation for exceptional service based on our ability to offer our customers the best products and solutions for their applications.

Symptoms and Severity of a Faulty Valve Cover Gasket

One of the most common symptoms of a faulty valve cover gasket is the loss of motor oil. Low oil levels in the engine may cause metal components to scrape against each other, reducing the system’s lifespan. Furthermore, oil leaking from the valve cover soaks motor parts, and its acidity will eat through plastic and rubber over time.

Valve cover gaskets are placed between the engine and the valve cover to seal the oil inside. However, they are susceptible to cracking and drying out, losing their capacity for holding engine oil. In addition, exhaust valves and engine intake open and close at a rapid pace during operation. This produces a substantial amount of mechanical action, necessitating the constant use of hot grease for lubrication.

If not properly addressed, a faulty valve gasket may pose significant consequences that can negatively affect the other parts of the vehicle. Therefore, it is critical to address minor leaks to extend the engine’s life. It is also important to plan repairs before the leak causes the oil level to drop dangerously low.

Gaskets and Seals for Pumps and Valves From Custom Gasket Manufacturing

Pump gaskets and seals must be dependable and constructed of high-quality materials because they require exceptional thermal and chemical resistance across a wide temperature range.

Custom Gasket Manufacturing offers specialization in precision die cut and rubber molded gaskets and seals for various pump and valve applications. We also collaborate with our customers to choose the most suitable materials for their requirements.

Types of Pumps and Valves

Custom Gasket Manufacturing delivers premium gaskets and seals for most types of pumps and valves. In addition to the standard styles listed below, we provide custom components for specialized pumping systems:

Standard Pumps

  • Air pumps
  • Fuel pumps
  • Boiler pumps
  • Circulating pumps
  • Centrifugal pumps
  • Displacement pumps
  • Oil pumps
  • Pool pumps
  • Solenoid pumps
  • Hydraulic pumps
  • Pneumatic pumps
  • Gear pumps
  • Reciprocating pumps
  • Booster pumps
  • Drum pumps
  • Sump pumps
  • Sanitary pumps
  • Metering pumps
  • Jet pumps
  • Vacuum pumps
  • Water pumps
  • Well pumps

Standard Valves

  • Air release valves
  • Control valves
  • Check valves
  • Ball valves
  • Butterfly valves
  • Gate valves
  • Diaphragm valves
  • Globe valves
  • Relief valves
  • Plug valves
  • Solenoid valves
  • Motor valves
  • Rotary valves
  • Hydraulic valves
  • Pneumatic valves
  • Pinch valves
  • Cryogenic valves
  • Piston valves
  • Needle valves
  • Safety valves
  • Water valves

Partner With Custom Gasket Manufacturing for Premium Gaskets and Seals

Custom Gasket Manufacturing is committed to meeting and exceeding our customers’ product quality expectations! We consistently deliver gaskets and seals that meet all specifications and tolerances while adhering to industry standards. Further, we have extensive manufacturing experience and the necessary knowledge, skills, and tools to cater to different industries and sectors.

You can use our gasket material selection guide to help you decide which material is best for your application.

Get in touch with us today for inquiries, or request a quote to start your next sealing project with us!