PML's Jeep valve cover for the 258 (4.2 liter) V6
engine were designed based on the original valve cover as it came from
the factory. We use sand-cast aluminum construction to provide strength
and durability and a cast-in baffling system. The gasket flange is
precision-machined and 0.200-inch thick for a uniform clamping force on
The cover includes a billet oil fill cap for a secure seal and
features holes for PCV and breather. The Jeep 4.2 Liter/258 cubic inch
engine comes in four possible fastener configurations. The PML valve
cover works with all possibilities and has provisions for the use of
studded bridges and head bolts.
Holes can be easily drilled for studded rocker arm bridges (see the
link for the installation instructions below) or PML can drill them for
an additional cost. Call if you need these holes drilled.
PML's baffling system allows the engine to breath better then most. We
have some street applications that do not run any breathers on our
covers, and there is no blow by. This baffling system works very
well as compared to others since we run along the side wall
and pick up lower than most.
Blow-by is not a situation that any valve
cover can stop. PML's Jeep valve cover can reduce the oil mist somewhat since the design is
longer and there is a elbow that will usually separate the oil from the
air, allowing it to drip down. The baffling is an integral part of the casting so there
are no rivets or screws to vibrate loose.
Click on image at right for larger view.
The 258 engine was commonly used in the CJ-5, CJ-7, Grand Wagoneer,
Wrangler, and other Jeeps. This 258 valve cover has also been installed
on an AMC Eagle.
Note: If your head has been modified (for example,
the locator dowel pin holes have been drilled and tapped), our cover
will not work for you.
This valve cover fits 1981-1986 heads.
This valve cover also fits 1987-1990 heads if your engine came with
the plastic valve cover. If your 1987-1990 engine came with an aluminum
valve cover from the factory, our valve cover will not fit your head.
Engines with the aluminum valve cover have the same gasket shape and
bolt pattern as the 4.0 heads. Look at the installation instructions
for a better view of the gasket shape and bolt pattern on this valve
cover and verify it is the same as the valve cover you have.
For Jeep 258 cu. in./4.2 Liter Valve Cover installation instructions, click here.
PML's Jeep valve cover installed. Cast finish.
Teaka Toys 1725 San Felipe Road Suite 10 Hollister CA 95023 (831) 630-1545