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Offline TA78

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W72 Factory Chrome Valve Covers???
« on: May 02, 2006, 02:00:01 PM »
I finally got my factory chrome valve covers back from re-chroming. My question is, On the drivers side cover, do the oil drippers go up, toward intake, over the push rods or do they go down toward exhaust, over the springs. It's been so long I can't remember and the passenger side has oil drippers on both sides.

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John

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Re: W72 Factory Chrome Valve Covers???
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2006, 03:05:58 PM »
Would a picture of the cover without the oil cap help?  It looks like what you're describing is towards the carb, I can see it through the hole.

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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2006, 03:21:32 PM »
Yes, there is a Shield(for lack of a better term) on the same side/half of the oil filler hole as the oil drippers are on. are you saying this goes toward the carb/intake side of the head.

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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2006, 04:06:27 PM »
That's how mine is installed....with that shield on the carb side.

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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2006, 04:08:40 PM »
Those are called oil deflector tabs and should be pointed towards the top of the engine, intake side.
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2006, 05:27:55 PM »
Quote from: Eagle 1
Those are called oil deflector tabs and should be pointed towards the top of the engine, intake side.

Does that mean the "tips" of each deflector towards the intake? That  would contradict what ta78w72 stated the way his are mounted.