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Differences between valve covers?

Anyone have a photo showing the differences between the 94.5-96 valve covers and the 97 covers? I've heard that the design was changed to help with the injector noise and wanted to see what the difference is. I'm always looking for ways to quiet the engine that won't decrease HP.

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Re: Differences between valve covers?

The early valve covers are a simple metal cover. The newer style are a sandwich there is 2 layers of metal with a rubber layer in the middle.

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Re: Differences between valve covers?

Know a good place for aftermarket covers? PSD engines don't make it to the pick-a-part places around here.

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The early valve covers are a simple metal cover. The newer style are a sandwich there is 2 layers of metal with a rubber layer in the middle.

96 F350 4x4 XLT 7.3 76,472 orig miles, Stage I's, Adrenaline, IDM, EBPV, Tymar intake, Banks intercooler, downpipe, gauges, TW 6 position chip, John Wood Towmaster, 1.0 turbo, WW II, Electric fuel conversion, RSK, OH console, Durn cat done run off an I can't find it.
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Re: Differences between valve covers?

wish some one would make some aftermarket valve covers.. would be nice.. prob would sell a ton of them..
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Re: Differences between valve covers?

There are a few companys that sell dolled up valve covers. But it might cost just the same to get them from the dealer :)

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Re: Differences between valve covers?

The early trucks used 10mm bolts to hold the VCs on the older trucks used 13mm

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Re: Differences between valve covers?

A set of covers from a 99 should fit a 96 right?

96 F350 4x4 XLT 7.3 76,472 orig miles, Stage I's, Adrenaline, IDM, EBPV, Tymar intake, Banks intercooler, downpipe, gauges, TW 6 position chip, John Wood Towmaster, 1.0 turbo, WW II, Electric fuel conversion, RSK, OH console, Durn cat done run off an I can't find it.
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Re: Differences between valve covers?

Yes all 7.3 valve covers are interchangeable. The thinner '94.5-'95 covers had the same size holes just the heads of the bolts were smaller

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