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Twin Spark Cam Cover Leaking

Hi all, Please bare with me on this I'm very new to tinkering with engines although finding it very satisfying and interesting.

I've recently bought back my 145qv ( CF2 engine Plastic Top ) and set out tidying the engine bay. I noticed the front of the engine was very covered in oil. I delved a bit deeper and removed the cam cover to investigate, The existing rubber gasket is attached to the block ( is that right ?) with some black sealant and looks to be very well attached, the top of the gasket is very damp with oil and suspect the oil is coming over the gasket and out. I've ordered a new gasket and was thinking of sealing the gasket into the top plastic cover in its pre-groved shape and then sealing it back the block ( again is that right ? ) to create a seal top and bottom of the gasket. Is this the correct thing to do ? I can't see an issue until it needs to be removed again.

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Being stuck down doesnt sound right, i would take it off, clean it all up and then put a new one on
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Yeah, I've one on order. I'm going to remove the old one and rub the metal down to get a smooth surface. Its the gluing down and holding it in place I'm checking really.
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I always put gaskets on dry
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I've only added a little bit of sealant to the cover before purely for the purpose of holding it in place while offering it upto the block.
Anyone else got an opinion, all thoughts appreciate
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A small amount of sealant on the left hand side where the gasket changes direction to go up, over and off the camshaft seal bearers can be useful.
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Yes.. a new gasket should be fitted dry - without any of the gasket goo.

On the other hand, the gasket goo can't really hurt especially around the camshaft end and around the plug wells. Just use a smear of it though..

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How did you get on with this?
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Not done yet pal waiting on better weather when I'm not working and got some cleaning to do around the block so I can see if the problem continues after refitting
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