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Replacing Valve Cover Gasket--do i need to use a sealant?

I’m replacing the valve cover gasket on my '94 trooper and I bought the gasket, but i was wondering if i needed to use some kind of sealant along with the gasket? the same is for the spark plug tube seals because I’m doing those too just incase. I have the rubber o-ring-like seals for the spark plug seals, but do i need to apply some sort of goop of sealant or something?

thanks-oh and if anyone knows the torque specs off the top of their head for the valve cover, feel free to let me know!