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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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then you need to replace the gaskets drain oil from oil pan take all bolts out and drop the pan as far as valve pan covers buy rubber gaskets not cork they are a lot more pliable and less prone to leak
Posted on May 22, 2009
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Hi diane hensle. I hope I can help with your problem. First, you want to remove the PCV valve hose and any other hoses that may be running to your valve cover. Mark their positions with masking tape so you can remember where they all go. Then, remove the 3 or 4 bolts in the top of the valve cover holding it in position. When these are removed, it may take a smart whack on the side of the valve cover to dislodge it. Just don't hit it TOO hard, as these are aluminum. Once the valve cover is off, remove the gasket and clean off both mating surfaces. Be careful to drop as little debris as possible into the head as this will soil your oil. Replace it with the new gasket, replace the valve cover, and tighten the bolts going from center outward. They don't have to be particularly tight, say snug plus 2 turns. If they are too tight, the valve cover will pinch the gasket and cause oil leaks and air intrusion. Then replace the PCV hose and any others you may have disconneced. Hope this helped.
Posted on Apr 29, 2011
ok make sure to check or replace the unexpensive pcv valve
if that one is cloged it will coause all kind of leaks even whit new seals
and on the head gaskets problem i will recomend to get your radiator serviced or replaced because 90% of the mechanics check your radiator for cloged lines but they always do it at the top and by gravity all the garbache acumulate on the bottom, if you don't beleive it ask your mechanic hos does he inspect your radiator
Posted on May 28, 2008
Your new gasket has tabs that make it easy to set in place; the tabs hold the position properly on the cylinder head. The gasket also has the rubber coating to establish a tight seal between the cylinder head and the the valve cover, even if there is slight damage or warping. Proper torque for the valve cover bolts is between 50-100 in-lbs., which is about 8 ft-lbs for a maximum.
If you have the gasket properly set, and proper torque on the valve cover bolts, you should not leak.
If you still experience a leak after double checking the gasket and the bolt torque, I would replace the valve cover itself. You will find several at most any salvage yard, and probablly will cost you $10.00 or less for a used valve cover.
I hope this helps you, and I wish you luck on your repair.
Posted on Apr 23, 2009
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