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Valve Cover Gasket Question

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Hi Guys,

I am adjusting the valves on my 99 2500 24 valve with 170,000 miles. When I took the valve cover off today, the valve cover gasket stuck to my valve cover. It doesn't appear to be damaged, but in all of the pictures I have seen the gasket is still on the block vs. the valve cover.

Can anyone provide any feedback on this? I am wondering my gasket should have stayed on the block or if it sometimes comes off with the valve cover?

Thanks in advance.
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I have to finish up doing my valves tomorrow, but they didn't seem to be out of adjustment much at all. For example, on intake you use a .01 feeler gauge and I could probably fit a .011 or .012 in most of them before adjustment. Will I be able to tell much difference with them only being off that much?
 

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Would you have even bothered doing the adjustments, or just put the valve cover back on and left it as is? I started to, but I didn't know if it may help or not to go ahead and make the adjustment. Seems like I could hear a light valve tick when letting off the accelerator sometimes, but cannot tell for sure it is so quiet.
 
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