What happens if I left some paper towel in my valve cover while replacing the gasket?
I think I might have accidentally left some paper towel in my valve cover while replacing the gasket in my 75 chevy c20 pickup. I had the holes covered with paper towels while I was working on it, and with everything else inside, the back of the right valve cover was damn near impossible to see. I think after I applied the RTV I might have forgotten about the one in the back and might have left it in there. It's a pain to have to re do it and I wont have the time to re do it in another week. Will it kill me to leave it in there IF I did leave it in there? I was already planning on doing a couple oil changes with some valve cleaner because I noticed some gunk in there while I had it open. Would that be good enough? Would the paper towel just eventually break down and cause no harm? Obviously I'm not the most experienced on auto repair, but I've been trying to teach myself as I go. Just want to make sure my truck isn't going to explode on my way to work this week.