Adhesive For Cam cover/Valve cover Gasket

I just did my valve adjustments and put my YZ250f back together as far as the valves, shims buckets and cam covers on but I need adhesive for the plastic valve/cam cover and I am stumped as far as what to use and where to get it or even what to call it! Need to get some soon im in need of a ride!

If the rubber gasket is still in decent condition you don't need any adhesive. You might want to use a little silicone on the little plastic half circle cam plugs. I have had my valve cover off several times and used nothing when putting it back together with no problems. 

2 minutes ago, DarrellH3 said:

If the rubber gasket is still in decent condition you don't need any adhesive. You might want to use a little silicone on the little plastic half circle cam plugs. I have had my valve cover off several times and used nothing when putting it back together with no problems. 

Alright, so do I need a special heat resistant silicone? where can I get some? Hardware store?

2 hours ago, Brock granberg said:

Alright, so do I need a special heat resistant silicone? where can I get some? Hardware store?

Auto parts store. Any black silicone will work that is oil resistant

It doesnt need sealant. Just put it back on. 

In the past I've cheated and used a very small amount of high temperature silicon to help hold the rubber gasket in place when putting the valve cover on -  because the gasket kept sliding out of place. Like posted, with the right procedure, the silicon probably shouldn't be necessary.

THAnkyou all for the help, I got the cover back on and the silicon adhesive works great! 

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