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Replace valve cover gaskets on subaru svx

I have removed all bolts holding valve covers inplace but cant remove valve covers from engine bay. Do I need to pull the engine to replace the valve cover gaskets?

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  • daniel stanley Nov 18, 2008

    Yes it is a problem not having enough space on the sides of the engine compartment I would like to know if anyone has done this repair before and whats the best way to go about it. YOURS TURLY 92SUBARUSVX LEAKY VALVE COVER GASKET

  • daniel stanley Nov 18, 2008

    thanks for the FREE info I needed that i have not worked in six months this economy sucks. I need a job so i can start dumping mo money into baby 1992 subi svx LS-L. I have replaced three wheel bearings,two drive shafts,one rear end;cooling fan, condensor fan,power stearing pump and the list goes on its worth it.

  • lesterallen May 11, 2010

    Is it a problem not having enough space on the sides of the engine compartment?

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The truth about thse engines is they are hard to work on. if the valve covers are unbolted and still ****, try getting a rectangular peice of wood and putting it on the side of the cover neer the gasget, tap on the other end with a hammmer from all angles to try to break the seal.

this is a common problem with valve covers that havent ever been removed and they heat up, and cool down so many times they practically bake onto the head

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I don't have experience with this engine but guess you won't have to remove it for valve cover gasket work but perhaps can lift it a bit [not by hand!] after loosening engine mounts.

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