Basic Valve Cover Identification

2.2L/2.5L Turbo Valve Covers Come in two main types:

  • Pre 1988 - "glue on" with RTV
  • 1988 and Up - One Piece Elastomer Gasket

Click pictures Below to see the Differences!


Pre 1988
1988 Up
Unconnected RTV groove to rubber end seal channel vs. Connected one-piece gasket channel
Dates In the casting along back flange used for production tooling documentation.
Always look for the latest year, which should be the year the cover was cast.
PCV vent pipe elbow vs. straight. The '88 up pipe is common to the Turbo II type because the older elbow pipe points directly at the newer style throttle body.
Part Numbers (These P/N's are samples, there are more P/N's available with different years)