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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:04 am 
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Hey just wanted to check an see will a cracked valve cover keep one from starting & if so could it damage the head? Had a guy going to replace the plastic valve cover on my 85 Eagle wagon found out the valve cover I bought to replace it would not work so used the old valve cover. He bolted it down an said good to go found out later he bolted it down with hardware screws that were the same length. I drove it an smelled something hot I got it home an checked it the next day it would turn over but not start. I just thought it was flooded opened the hood an tried to start it that was when I heard the popping noise coming from the valve cover. Just wonder if that is the problem or something more serious & was asked did it damage the head. Could the head have been damaged?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:40 am 
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Unless all the oil came out, no. Oil will get in the dist and anywhere else like electrical connectors to kill spark.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:56 pm 
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so what could be wrong with it? I drove it one day an it smelled hot an the next day it wont start an there is a popping noise coming from the valve cover.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:06 pm 
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Maybe the cover is hitting the rockers?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:43 pm 
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it might be he tightened them tight they might be hitting.

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