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Anyone tried insulating their valve covers for less clatter?

I'll be under the hood this weekend (time to reinstall the BDs, check stud tq, fix front cover leak, and ceramic coat the turbine housing) and I was considering ways to quiet the truck down a bit more.

Anyone considered maybe coating the valve covers w/ bedliner or something else to reduce that valve train and injector clatter?

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Re: Anyone tried insulating their valve covers for less clatter?

put some dynomat on the inside of them

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Re: Anyone tried insulating their valve covers for less clatter?

Does that really work?
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Re: Anyone tried insulating their valve covers for less clatter?

Inside???

Are you crazy?

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Re: Anyone tried insulating their valve covers for less clatter?

I can't see Dynomat lasting very long in all there with all that heat and oil! I'm sure it would help if applied to the outside of the covers. In the end I think you will find that much of the engine noise resonates from all over and a reduction in noise from the valve covers won't make much difference.
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Re: Anyone tried insulating their valve covers for less clatter?

rhino liner on the outside.

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Re: Anyone tried insulating their valve covers for less clatter?

Your best bet would be tuning to quiet the engine down. thats my .02
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rhino liner on the outside.


At idle I bet it could be slightly quieter...
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Spray the inside of the covers with foam sealer. Put saran wrap over the rockers and injectors. Place VC's in place and allow to harden. Remove, take off plastic, reinstall.

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Spray the inside of the covers with foam sealer. Put saran wrap over the rockers and injectors. Place VC's in place and allow to harden. Remove, take off plastic, reinstall.
Sounds interesting, I don't trust the order in which you listed them.

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