Folded Valve Cover Gaskets, 360 V8

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I purchased these with a fiberglass stiffening rib for $45 + ship from Tennessee Real Gaskets on ebay.
In 36 years of seriously working on cars, I've never received folded valve cover gaskets. I initiated return. Does this piss anybody off besides me? Or am I overreacting?
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I dunno, as long as they're not kinked (and I can't see any kinks in the photo), I would think they'd be OK. I'm not discounting your concerns either...

I'd be interested to hear what others have to say.
 

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They are silicone and very flexible. I have a set. No kinks and No leaks and re-usable. Likely the last set you will ever have to buy. Just make sure you follow their directions.

Mine came that way as well. It t looks like they are just looped not folded. Kind of like twisting metal bandsaw blade so you can store them in a smaller area.
 

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They should be fine. I have a set on my 383 and no leaks.
I actually pinched one corner at #7 cylinder when installing the valve cover.
Once I fixed that I repositioned and reused the gasket. 4 years and 10k no leaks
 

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I purchased these with a fiberglass stiffening rib for $45 + ship from Tennessee Real Gaskets on ebay.
In 36 years of seriously working on cars, I've never received folded valve cover gaskets. I initiated return. Does this piss anybody off besides me? Or am I overreacting?

OMG!! Return them... Right away.....
Because if I was the owner of that company I sure as hell would not want you for a customer, Ken....
You started bitching about the product before opening the package and laying them out to see what they are like.....
 

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OMG!! Return them... Right away.....
Because if I was the owner of that company I sure as hell would not want you for a customer, Ken....
You started bitching about the product before opening the package and laying them out to see what they are like.....
Actually, it's Ben. Normally, if you open a gasket package, you can't return them, so I left the package sealed. I put the question here to see if I was right or wrong. Apparently, the consensus is wrong. I thought with a fiberglass stiffening rib, folding them was a bad idea. I still think so, but I might try them anyway, given the input above.
 

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Mine came the same way. I opened the package and they immediately laid flat. They don’t hold shape and remain very flexible. They’re actual pretty rugged and easily re-used.
 

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I purchased these with a fiberglass stiffening rib for $45 + ship from Tennessee Real Gaskets on ebay.
In 36 years of seriously working on cars, I've never received folded valve cover gaskets. I initiated return. Does this piss anybody off besides me? Or am I overreacting?
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Not trying to add salt to the wound, but you over paid. Should have gone directly to the company wesite. I have learned this over the years. Sorry.

YOUR ORDER
PRODUCT SUBTOTAL
Valve Cover Gaskets - Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth - Small Block V8 × 1 $26.70
Subtotal $26.70
Shipping
  • Shipping & Handling: $9.50
Tax $3.53
Total $39.73
 

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Not trying to add salt to the wound, but you over paid. Should have gone directly to the company wesite. I have learned this over the years. Sorry.

YOUR ORDER
PRODUCT SUBTOTAL
Valve Cover Gaskets - Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth - Small Block V8 × 1 $26.70
Subtotal $26.70
Shipping
  • Shipping & Handling: $9.50
Tax $3.53
Total $39.73

But I believe the fiberglass infused are more than the regular silicone you posted above.
 

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The trans pan gasket is what I was looking for and saw the valve cover gaskets also.
Bought them both. You don’t need to crank down those pan bolts dimpling the flange.
No more drip.
 

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I got both due to little seeps with the cork. Nothing since. I put a shot of paint on the tabs to hide the orange.
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Tennessee Real Gaskets sent me an email and their engineer, Chris Carter, asked to speak to me. They gave me his cell. I called and left a message with my cell. We'll see what his guidance is on flattening the gaskets out for a clean install. I did not return the gaskets, because of the advice above and pending speaking with him. Thanks all, Ben
 
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