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I have a 02 1.8t and am replacing the valve cover gaskets but it didnt come with the cam tensioner gasket. Can I just use rtv instead?
 

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I personally wouldn't do it. The gasket is made of metal which gives it some thickness and it also has ridges and precise holes. With the machined mating surfaces, anything but the very thinnest layer of RTV will get squished out and potentially into the oil passage.
 

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I would agree, I wouldn't use RTV.
For the price of the proper part it's a no brainer.


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Can the half moon be replaced without completely removing the cct?
Compress, unscrew, replace?


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Can the half moon be replaced without completely removing the cct?
Compress, unscrew, replace?


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Yes. Just make sure it seats correctly in the groove.
 
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