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Hi all. Got valve cover replaced about 6 months ago. Been getting a huff noise near this same area of valve cover. Today I looked closely again. Is this part of the valve cover gasket that started to come out or this just rubber silicone. Need to know if this would cause noise or not..
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It is hanging out the back left corner area of cover. Thanks
 

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So is there an opening between head and valve cover that gasket is not sealing? I can't see well enough to tell.
I don't think it would make much noise even if there were an opening but oil would most likely come out some, don't really see that so perhaps it is sealed?
 

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Hi. Do you see the black plastic looking thing hanging off the back of the valve cover? That is what I was wondering if it looked like the gasket. Thank you..
 

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Looks like gasket sealer that dripped down.
 

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I can't understand the photo.

Could you post a video, preferably using the light, and show the issue from different angles?
 
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