Back a few years ago my 85 S-15 (2.8L V6) overheated and ever since then
there has been a persistent oil leak from under the valve covers. I've had
the gasket replaced but with no effect on the leak whatsoever. I have come
to the conclusion that when the engine overheated it has warped the covers,
so now am am in need of replacement covers. The shop guy suggested I get
some good quality covers, unlike the flimsy OE covers that came on the
engine. The problem is, I can't seem to find any covers that are not
"dress-up" type covers, ie: chrome, fancy logos, etc, for this engine. Most
covers are sold for 8-cyl engines, not the lowly V6.
First off, can anyone recommend any particular source for good quality
covers, I don't want to pay for chrome unless its on quality material. Also,
what material is best? Most I've seen are either stamped or die cast
aluminum. Whats the difference?