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[Engine] Pulling the hair out of my gasket!
#1
I have just rebuilt my 1.9 DW8 from the Head gasket up, (first time ever and think I have done an okay job)
However, I am pulling my hair out as oil leaking from rocker cover gasket- (I think!)

The gasket set I bought on line included a lower gasket for the rocker cover which has a raised profile for inserting into a recess in the underside of the head's cover. ( Which I learnt since fitting)

My head's cover is flat and so naively it just buckled the gasket, which popped out at various places along the way.

I tried with some Red silicone gasket sealer as well as the ill-fitting gasket and then silicone on its own, but the oil still came -And not just a leak, copious amounts spitting from the the back of the engine enough to soak the surrounding parts.

When I went to 'Fast parts', their computer said that if the cover is the sort without a recess only a Peugeot gasket will fit it! 

Does anyone know where I can get one of these or do I have to go to Peugeot? 

Other question, should the silicone be enough on it's ow? Should I have waited longer than an hour for it to go off?-the guy in the shop said it was instant!
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#2
I think you have the answer get yourself a genuine Citroen / Peugeot gasket.

Unfortunately where gaskets are concerned genuine are usually much better than the crap pattern ones.
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#3
In my experience, aftermarket gaskets can vary in quality, some are just useless, always buy genuine ones.
I wouldn't mix a gasket and sealant too, a good gasket is enough on it's own.
Get a genuine one and torque down correctly, too tight and you'll probably split it.
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#4
No gasket needed! Anyone else with this problem, Peugeot parts service told me that the flat-type rocker covers on these engines (which have NO recess), should be sealed with a silicone, such as locktite!

Thanks for advice though.
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#5
I thought I'd seen that in Haynes but couldn't find it again, I'd go Hylomar Blue every time, its never let me down.
Mar 2002 Berlingo Multispace Forte 1.9D 166,000 miles
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