16v rocker cover gasket

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16v rocker cover gasket

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Mine's leaking. From a quick search there seem to be two extremes in price: spoox components are asking a ludicrous £50+ for a genuine Peugeot one, while I can find others of questionable brand on eBay for around a fiver.

There must be a happy median somewhere? Any suggestions...? :)
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Cheap one off eBay!
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Tube of blue Hylomar even cheaper.
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Hylomar alone wouldn't seal a 16v cover. Worst case pop some on with the cheapo gasket.
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I have taken to using high temperature silicone in a standard cartridge gun on all gaskets and hoses. It seems to work well even on sump gaskets.
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One's off eBay are fine, mine fits fine and dint leak!
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Thanks for the replies. eBay it is - driving to Montpelier next week so if it all starts pissing out and destroys the engine on top of the Millau viaduct, I'll let you know...
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RobC wrote:Thanks for the replies. eBay it is - driving to Montpelier next week so if it all starts pissing out and destroys the engine on top of the Millau viaduct, I'll let you know...
I'll buy a framed print if it does! ;)

Millau. Lucky bugger. :)
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Well that didn't work - £5 off ebay gets you completely the wrong part!

This one looks a bit more promising though. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PEUGEOT-405-1 ... SwIgNXjEx-
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I can't even find a 16v gasket on there for a fiver!
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They come up if you search for Mi16.

For the one I bought in error, I assumed (in error) they just had the wrong graphic in the listing, but that the actual part would be suitable. More fool me - £5 was always going to be too good to be true.
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391115772092 is only a tenner with quick post.
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Ah good spot! darn, I'd just ordered the £20 one yesterday.
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I almost always find better deals by searching part numbers rather than descriptions. There are some proper bargains about when they are listed with little effort.
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Just got back, 1800 miles later.

Despite the weeping gasket she didn't seem to use a drop of oil. Only hiccup was the oil temp gauge sender wire deciding to break.

Only saw two other BXs during the entire trip! A few waves from other appreciative French drivers though (at least I assume they were waving to say hi rather than anything less pleasant).

God I love driving this car.

At one point the temp gauge was showing 65 when descending the Massif Central, even in 28 degree heat. Perhaps a new thermostat is in order.
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