Owning a car is almost everybody's dream. But having one should not just end there; it is always best to be knowledgeable about its parts and what the purpose of each is. Having the know-how on this is really important. Especially during those times when your car goes dead on the middle of the highway, or when you are in a very secluded place with no car auto shop nearby, the only one you can trust is yourself. What if this really happens to you, and you don't have the slightest idea what is wrong with your car? You may already require a new valve cover for your engine by this time.
Each and every single car part in your ride has a very specific purpose to fulfill. And just the engine already consists of numerous parts in order to function. Some of these include the intake valve, valve cover, intake port, head, coolant, engine block, oil pan, oil sump, crankshaft, exhaust valve, spark plug, exhaust port, piston, connecting rod, and rod bearing. From these parts, the valves are the ones responsible to let the air and fuel in and to let the exhaust out. Both the intake and exhaust valves open at the proper time and are closed during compression and combustion so that the combustion chamber is sealed.
A set of valves and the mechanism that opens and closes them is called the valve trains and they are covered by the valve cover. It consists of rocker arms, valve springs, push rods, lifters and cam, if it is an overhead cam engine.
The valve cover serves as the protection of valve trains. This can be removed to adjust the valves. This is often distorted on older cars because there are valve cover screws that are sometimes over-tightened which causes the valve cover to warp after time. Underneath the valve cover, oil is dispersed after being pushed up through the pushrods. This keeps the rocker arms lubricated and there are holes located in various places in the engine head so that the oil circulates back down to the oil pan. Because of this, the valve cover should always be oil-tight. But if the valve cover is over tightened and is just made of very thin sheet metal, the valve cover will bend and eventually will be the source of oil leaks. So the best thing to do is to always check on the valve cover and if it needs replacement, it should be replaced right away with aftermarket and OEM valve cover.
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