Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
The valve cover gaskets can be reused, but do take a close look as you replace the covers before you tighten the covers. The gaskets can slip out of place, not seal, and maybe get pinched and damaged. A close look will show them out of place if they slipped.
"Older people who are reasonable, good-tempered, and gracious will bear aging well. Those who are mean-spirited and irritable will be unhappy at every period of their lives.
"Let each of use properly whatever strengths he has and strive to use them well. If he does this, he will never find himself lacking."
Marcus Tullius Cicero