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Acura Valve Cover

The Acura valve cover has the critical function of helping to keep the valve train of the engine protected and contained. The valve train contains such vital engine components as the rocker arms, push rods, lifters and valve springs. In an overhead cam style engine, the Acura valve cover also houses the cam. These parts require constant lubrication to perform their functions without failure, making the Acura valve cover quite important in the operation of the engine. The Acura valve cover must keep the oil that flows through it contained to ensure that a sufficient amount available to keep the valve train well lubricated. This is made more difficult by the position of the Acura valve cover, mounted at the top of the engine, with its seal at the bottom where it bolts to the engine. The oil is circulated through the Acura valve cover in a constant process that pumps it through the push rods under pressure, to lubricate the rocker arms, and then allows it to drain back down to the oil pan through a number of small drain holes. If there is a breach in the seal of the Acura valve cover, the oil can leak away leaving the valve train parts vulnerable to damage. This can happen with deterioration of the gasket, or warping in the Acura valve cover can break the seal as well. We carry a selection of quality Acura valve cover replacements in our online catalog at great low prices. Our site is secure, making it safe and easy to order your Acura valve cover replacement or our toll-free phone line can take your order just as efficiently.