Powder Coated Valve cover for Powder Blast Co, Lincoln, Neb

[9/30/2003] Reviewed by: Dave Conover - daveconover@earthlink.net

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

Just a word of "CAUTION" to all who have interest in adding a powdercoated valve cover to their engine. I just recently purchased one on Ebay from Powder-Blast-Co, 930 Driftwood Dr. Lincoln Neb. (402-488-9561)

The coating job looks very nice and the product arrived to what appeared clean and ready to install.

According to Powder Blast Co they throughly clean then bead blast and re-clean their covers before coating for resale. Well after installing it and driving the car for around 300 miles it appears the cover was not completely clean of all blasting dust hidden in the plate covered pockets on the underside the cover. Away it went down into the motor and a total engine re-build is now in order. My point is make sure if you plan to install one, to either purchase one where the bead blasting process is not used on the cover and or before you install it make sure and dismantle the pocket covers and clean them throughly yourself. From my new experience (I was not a where of the bead blasting process used on the cover) it appears Powder-Blast-Co is not interested in justifying the damage done from their product and I certainly don't want this to happen to anyone else.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely

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