Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. The the material is subjective, is not advertising and is not serves as a guide to the purchase. Before purchase is needed consultation with a specialist.
The cylinder head contains a gas distribution mechanism with valves that provides fresh air to the cylinders and exhaust gas outflow. As valve necks are lubricated by spraying, a valve cover is provided on top with gasket. The role of the latter is to prevent lubricant leaks and keep the desired oil level in the engine. When adjusting the valves, cylinder head repair or leak detection, seal replacement is appointed. Our rating of the best valve cover gasket manufacturers help you choose the best product according to characteristics, assortment and reviews.
Rating of the best valve cover gasket manufacturers
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In the first place in the ranking of the best manufacturers, the German concern Elring GmbH, which was founded in 1879 and specialized in release of technical sealants for cars. Headquarters The concern was located in Stuttgart, but soon a second production hall in Vienna. Already in 1983, a factory was operating in South Africa (Johannesburg). In 1990, the manufacturer underwent a merger with Korean company Jeil Elring Co, which allowed to expand the market sales and exchange of proven technologies.
The advantage of the concern, because of which we put it in the rating, is that since 1994 it has been merged with the car factory Richard Klinger, therefore testing valve gaskets lids and other seals not only in the laboratory, but in the process of servicing sold cars. Developers can see the degree of collapse, resistance to high temperatures and the elasticity of the materials used – this data comes from numerous service centers. This allows you to analyze formula of the substance and achieve better results.
- the dimensions exactly match the seats;
- on each package is indicated not only the model of the car, but and the year of graduation from which it is suitable;
- German production with strict quality control;
- there are gaskets for valve covers of the old and new samples under different brands of cars.
- high price;
- There is no product for Lanos 1.6 with a plastic cover.
The second ranking position is assigned to the manufacturer with German-American “roots”. The company was formed as a result of the merger of Reinz and Victor. In 1993, the company was acquired by an American Dana Corporation, making the manufacturer one of the largest in the world in terms of volume of automobile sealants. Gaskets are manufactured at 90 enterprises in 25 countries. This simplifies logistics and helps maintain a unified cost. Basically, the range of gaskets was aimed at meeting the needs of the European market, but more recently the company began to produce goods for American cars. If you drove a car from the USA, you will surely find a gasket to the valve the cover of this particular company.
In our opinion, the manufacturer deserves a place in the ranking due to the longest product life. They do not leak and always “live” to the planned replacement. Judging by the reviews of car owners, these seals look decent when removing the valve cover during repair, so many decide not to change them. If you need durable reliable option, then pay attention to products this manufacturer.
- exact conformity to the sizes;
- not squeezed out when pulling the cover;
- good packing;
- low percentage of marriage;
- gasket can be picked up on any car.
- high price;
- a lot of fakes.
The top three ranking included the German manufacturer Stellox. Его владелец — ATH&GmbH. It has its own industrial facilities and at the same time packs and sells products of other brands. The headquarters is located in Germany in the city of Bielefeld. Valve cover gaskets and other products are being manufactured in ten countries on three continents. Manufacturer voluntarily passes certification of goods in international centers Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland. Developers are watching the development of trends in the field of engine building and are trying prepare a range of gaskets for engines of all generations to different brands of cars. Buyers share in reviews that sealant to any ICE model is very easy to get even in a small city.
We added the manufacturer to the rating of the best due to the high level quality. Valve Cover Gaskets and Other Materials brands are produced at the same production sites as original consumables for brands such as: Volvo, Chrysler, VW, Audi, Mazda. Factory conveyor quality guarantees long-term operation of the car in spite of the high temperature of the engine and constant vibrations.
- a large assortment;
- consistent quality;
- there are warehouses in Moscow and Minsk;
- TUV, ISO, BVQI certificates.
- fakes come across;
- there are errors with product codes, which is why gaskets come to other valve covers.
Fourth in the ranking of the best manufacturers we placed domestic company Pekar. She positions her sealing products as adapted to Russian conditions as possible operation. This includes: weather conditions used technical fluids during maintenance and repair, types of engines, Features of domestic repair. Some Russian enterprises, such as the Ulyanovsk Motor Plant, conclude direct contracts for the supply of valve cover gaskets and other goods for their power plants.
We included the manufacturer in the rating due to the wide range gaskets for domestic cars. Sometimes in the catalog of import firms it’s hard to find a car gasket for VAZ, GAZ, UAZ, IL, but here there is a wide selection. In addition to products for cars, manufacturer makes valve cover gaskets under Trucks: MAZ, ZIL, PAZ, LIAZ, KamAZ, URAL. Price especially happy car owners in the reviews.
- there are car gaskets for trucks and cars;
- affordable price;
- modern production technologies are used;
- direct cooperation with automobile plants.
- the thickness of the elastic bands is less than imported analogues;
- difficult to pick up on a foreign car.
Our rating is completed by the American manufacturer General Motors. The company was founded in 1908 and is the largest in the world, after Toyota and Volkswagen for the production of cars. A rich experience engineering allows the company to produce and high-quality consumables, including valve cover gaskets. Besides production of own engines and components for them (Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Saturn, GEO), the company is actively participates in the development of European internal combustion engines for the brands Fiat, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Lancia. This has contributed even more. expanding the range of products. GM owned Korean for a long time Daewoo, so there were many gaskets for of this brand, and part of the production was directly carried out on territory of Korea. After the abolition of the brand, production plants The components remained operational.
The manufacturer is put in last place of the rating not in view of poor quality, but because of the high cost. Not everyone will decide buy a valve cover gasket (and in fact a rubber frame with holes) for 1700 rubles. But if you purchase this product and correctly install it, then the seal will last until the next valve adjustments guaranteed.
- long service life;
- there are models for all brands of cars;
- apply a hologram to the package;
- rubber products are sealed in a vacuum film to prevent drying out during storage.
- a lot of fakes that cannot be distinguished;
- high price;
- part of the production is made in Korea;
- if you tighten the bolts tightly, the gasket is flattened, and the oil will begin to flow into the candle wells.
Attention! This rating is subjective, is not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before the purchase consultation with a specialist is necessary.