Mountain Escape· Premium Member
2020 Ttanium Hybrid/1978 F-250 Custom
I agree with you Dwight, I think somebody dropped something on it, or hit it with something… The only thing that I would be concerned about is the hunk of plastic is now down inside of thereI think if something came loose in the upper drive train, the engine would be making a horrible noise and failing in short order. Iv'e see connecting rods punch holes in the block, but yet to seen anything punch a hole in the valve cover.
I think your JB Weld probably fixed it blowing oil, Shari.I had oil spewing all over the place!
Yes, the oil filler cap was off in the pic because I was in the middle of an oil change when I noticed the big hole in the rocker cover (front part).
there should not be too much pressure behind that cover.
To get it done correctly, you would actually have to remove the cover, and make sure it was 100% clean before using the JB Weld
it probably won't stick too good otherwise.
first picture shows a little tiny hole, did you poke at it or something to make it as big as it is?
Point being, all that debris is now inside of your cylinder head, clogging oil galleys, banging against your lifters, and possibly working their way down to your valve seats. You're going to have to pull the cover, and clean it all.