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Old 06-23-2018, 05:18 PM   #1
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12v Valve Cover Options to clear studs

Other than hacking at stock valve covers, what are there options for valve covers that will not hit head studs?
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Old 06-23-2018, 05:22 PM   #2
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Other than hacking at stock valve covers, what are there options for valve covers that will not hit head studs?
Machine the pedestal?
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Old 06-23-2018, 05:40 PM   #3
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Grind the stud and nut down after final torque.
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Old 06-23-2018, 07:23 PM   #4
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Machine the pedistal down....
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Old 06-23-2018, 07:48 PM   #5
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Also bottom tap the block
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Old 06-23-2018, 11:16 PM   #6
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Ill second bottom tap and machine the pedistals
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Old 06-24-2018, 12:00 AM   #7
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some company makes taller billet covers but they're like $500+. machining the pedestals is usually $60-100. seems like an easy choice.\

edit: heres the link Dodge 5.9L 12v Cummins GR Billet Valve Cover Set
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Make sure you machine the TOPS of the pedestals, not the bottoms, otherwise it'll ruin your day.

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I think there is someone on eBay selling BD valve cover look-alikes that are a touch taller that will clear studs. The cummins dual valve cover breathers don’t require any modifications either but they won’t work on the rear cylinders obviously.
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Old 08-04-2018, 03:43 AM   #10
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I bottom tapped the block.
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