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Old January 15th, 2012, 20:50   #1
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does anyone know if they make a gasket for the valve cover on a 2000 jetta tdi ALH? or do i have to buy the whole damn valve cover?

thanks!
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Old January 15th, 2012, 21:36   #2
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Old January 15th, 2012, 21:40   #3
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Whole cover.
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Old January 16th, 2012, 18:26   #4
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Just clean the old one off. You shouldn't need to renew it unless someone left it for mice or a hungry neighbor child to chew on while you were doing something like, oh, a week long timing belt change. But, in the worst case, I guess buying the whole thing will be your best solution just like everyone above me said already. Nope, no separate part.
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Old January 16th, 2012, 18:30   #5
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you have 2 options:

get a new valve cover

remove, clean, seal with rtv type sealent (reinz is a good one) and re-install.

I rocked a "sealed" cover for years, and just did the same to my cousin's car. it works fine.
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Old January 16th, 2012, 19:26   #6
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ill pull it off and take a look!

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Old March 10th, 2015, 07:24   #7
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This is an old thread but I thought I would throw in my 2 cents/experience. Yes it is possible to purchase just the gasket for the ALH tdi engine valve covers. I found them at HansAutoParts.com / eMiata.com. They are $5.50 plus shipping. That said, the real job is getting the old gasket off and the valve cover clean. VW glues the gasket to the cover which makes them extremely difficult to remove, but not impossible.

I found the replacement gasket fit perfectly. You will end up using some sort of adhesive to bond them to the valve cover before reinstalling the cover.
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Old March 10th, 2015, 07:37   #8
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I would rather buy a new valve cover assembly than buy a piece of garbage gasket from Prothe - AKA HansAutoParts.com.
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I would rather buy a new valve cover assembly than buy a piece of garbage gasket from Prothe - AKA HansAutoParts.com.
I posted only to point out the gasket itself can be purchased to answer the original question. Not to debate the person selling it. To each his own whether or not one wishes to spend upwards of $200 for a new cover & gasket, use one of the other sealing methods mentioned above in this thread, or to go through the work to replace the gasket.

If the gasket was garbage with regards to fit or material I would have commented as such. I was satisfied with the product but cleaning the valve cover was a real pain in the ass.
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Old March 10th, 2015, 17:57   #10
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Down through the years, I purchased three extra used valve covers for the ALH engine at for cheap prices. I placed them on a custom made support tray under the rain drip of my garage. After months of getting beat with rain water and the gasket given the opportunity to expand back to it's original shape, they seal just fine ...... and, are nice and clean.

So, I just rotate valve covers as needed ...

To those environmental minded individuals, the rain drip has crushed stone with leaves on top. The synthetic and Dino oils, as well as soot, biodegrades proto ... or, those night crawlers like the stuff!
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Old March 10th, 2015, 18:02   #11
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So, I just rotate valve covers as needed ...

Oh man I had a good laugh at this, I love us diesel guys.
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