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VW MKIV-A4 TDIs (VE and PD) This is a general discussion about A4/MkIV Jetta (99.5-~2005), Golf(99.5-2006), and New Beetle(98-2006). Both VE and PD engines are covered here.

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Old January 7th, 2019, 19:15   #1
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Default Uro brand aftermarket valve cover

Bought this valve cover from ecs tuning.
$75 verse $199 for the oem one.
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-uro-part...38103469e~uro/
I couldn't find any reviews positive or negative, so I guess I can be the guinea pig.
Looks like a quality part. Gasket is not bonded to the cover like oem, so maybe its replaceable at some point.
I'm going to install it with ultra blue on the cover to rubber gasket side to help keep the two attached.
I have 380k on my alh and have run liqui moly and total quartz.
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Old January 7th, 2019, 19:22   #2
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Subscribed, I don't want to pay that much to fix my seeping cover too.
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Old January 7th, 2019, 23:43   #3
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Subscribed too! My guru was complaining about valve covers,

I don't need one yet, but that's a great price drop.


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Old January 8th, 2019, 02:33   #4
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I’m in, it would appear there is a lot of interest in one of these.
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Old January 8th, 2019, 03:56   #5
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Make sure you swap the baffle over. I have had mixed results with Uro branded stuff. It almost always looks fine, but sometimes does not fit properly. Plastic dipstick tubes come to mind. They either refuse to snap into the metal tube or they fit too loose, or they are too tight with the dipstick itself.

I have never used an ALH valve cover, and would be curious if it has a replaceable gasket, can you GET a gasket by itself if necessary?
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Old January 10th, 2019, 05:38   #6
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I have used some uro branded parts. For the most part it is decent on hard parts. My father has a uro brand oil pan that was very nice quality. I have not had good luck with the uro electronic parts.
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Old January 10th, 2019, 06:51   #7
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When I look at those photos I question if that unit should be used with traditional sealers (other than the 2 drops at the cam).
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..............................I have never used an ALH valve cover, and would be curious if it has a replaceable gasket, can you GET a gasket by itself if necessary?
Think you meant to say Aftermarket ALH valve cover.
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Old January 10th, 2019, 06:57   #8
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Nope. In context, I've never used a Uro brand valve cover. Context is everything.
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Old January 10th, 2019, 15:40   #9
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I have used some uro branded parts. For the most part it is decent on hard parts. My father has a uro brand oil pan that was very nice quality. I have not had good luck with the uro electronic parts.
The Chinese get it right sometimes - sometimes
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Old January 10th, 2019, 20:53   #10
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I just brake clean my old dried up gasket and smear RTV on it every time it is off. It's extra labor, but not $100 worth of extra work.
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Old January 11th, 2019, 07:31   #11
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i just used one, was a little frustrating getting the gasket to stay in place but seemed high quality otherwise, next time i'll dab a little super glue to hold it ... it does come with the baffle seal and a new puck grommet
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Old January 11th, 2019, 08:57   #12
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Good time to take apart and clean the separator mesh in the breather assembly, too. Once you remove it (four screws) you can release the clips and take it apart.
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Old January 11th, 2019, 16:29   #13
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Don't use super glue on rubber, it makes it brittle and crack immediately.
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Old January 13th, 2019, 19:45   #14
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i just used one, was a little frustrating getting the gasket to stay in place but seemed high quality otherwise, next time i'll dab a little super glue to hold it ... it does come with the baffle seal and a new puck grommet
I use to use weather strip adhesive on valve cover gaskets.
Non on the engine side, only the cover side.
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Old January 14th, 2019, 21:10   #15
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I have the URO one, it started seeping after 2k miles. YMMV. I'm going to bite the bullet and go with OE.
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