Originally Posted by coolfeet
When I pulled the dog house to inspect the inside of the engine compartment, I noticed the oil fill tube resting on the valve cover. It looks like it's a twist lock stem into the valve cover. Valve cover opening looks damaged. The van is old with lots of miles.
I called a Ford master tech and he said he would have to loosen a motor mount and partially lower the engine to remove the valve cover.
Anyone know if there is a high temperature silicon that will seal the tube? I can get it to go part way into the valve cover.
I just did this to mine but bought the new elbow that the oil fill tube inserts into. When I did my engine swap the mechanic muppet wrenched the fitting and munched the tabs that the elbow twists into. On a positive note if you need a new valve cover the passenger side is half the price of the driver side. That's for a 6.0 anyway.
Not sure about the sealant as I was able to avoid going that route but any high temp gasket sealer should work.