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 Post subject: RANT: XF Falcon chrome rocker covers
Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:36 pm 
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WARNING: I am about to have a RANT, lol

About a month ago, I purchased an XF Falcon chrome rocker cover from a swap meet, Cool, I thought, nice shiny chrome rocker cover for added bling, lol, and I can fix my leaking EFI rocker cover at the same time. Well today, I decided to remove the rocker cover. I got a new gasket, and tried to line it up, all the bloody holes are in the WRONG SPOT. I didnt have it on backwards, it only fits one way. The holes are somewhat close, but it's at least 1mm out in some places, 2mm in others. I tried the gasket on the cylinder head, not a problem. I tried the gasket on an OEM Black rocker cover, not a problem. I lined up the gasket to an EFI cover, not a problem. The peice of crap simply doesnt have the holes in the right place. It is useless. Anyone know how much a chrome rocker cover is worth as scrap metal? lol it MIGHT be close enough with some mucking about, but it's still not right, it's not made properley.

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 Post subject: Re: RANT: XF Falcon chrome rocker covers
Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:46 pm 
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cheap poorly made Chinese crap generally ain't made that well. :lol:

p.s. are the wholes different from the alloy head to iron head, I know the exhaust port holes are.

 

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 Post subject: Re: RANT: XF Falcon chrome rocker covers
Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:11 pm 
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OZBMX wrote:
p.s. are the wholes different from the alloy head to iron head, I know the exhaust port holes are.


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 Post subject: Re: RANT: XF Falcon chrome rocker covers
Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:50 pm 
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LOL. And the Cast EFI rocker covers are supposed to be the ones to use to stop leaking - they dont just bend if you over torque them. Are you using a rubber gasket?

Get the EFI one polished if you need, but keep it.

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Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:04 pm 
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Nigel wrote:
LOL. And the Cast EFI rocker covers are supposed to be the ones to use to stop leaking - they dont just bend if you over torque them. Are you using a rubber gasket?

Get the EFI one polished if you need, but keep it.

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I quite like the EFI one, I know how to make them seal too, and they always last a fair while (I just use silastic on em) But I just picked up the chrome one because I thought it looked better....But f**k thing doesnt fit.

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 Post subject: Re: RANT: XF Falcon chrome rocker covers
Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:17 pm 
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You may run in to some more problems with changing them, tb and Isc may need some looking into as well and pvc pipes
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 Post subject: Re: RANT: XF Falcon chrome rocker covers
Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:19 pm 
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I've got an EFI one on there at the moment mate, yeah with the ISC, just remove it and put bolts in, just need to re route some hoses, and your laughin, need to grind the rocker cover a bit for clearence to the carby also.

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Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:12 am 
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Polish the Efi one. Thy look the s**t.
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