Question about 1991 Honda Accord
I was wondering if I could get a step by step procedure and possibly diagrams to replacing the valve cover gasket. Is it a simple job? I have never really worked under the hood. It seems simple enough but there is a lot hidden under the valve cover.
Simple enough, thank you!
Posted on Mar 15, 2009
Dont worry about what is underneath the valve cover, you will not need to touch anything there. This is as easy as putting gas in your car.. k here we go:
Your gonna need a 10millimeter, or a 13millimeter socket wrench. 2 cans of carborator cleaner. You're gonna open your hood as far open as you can. You're gonna remorve your throttle and cruise control cables which are located on top. Move them out of the way. If you have a ground cable connect it to the valve cover, remove it also. Then remove all bolts that hold the valve cover on. Once all bolts are removed, (loosen up bolts until your valve cover can be removed) sometimes the valve cover will be stuck on, you need to jolt or hit with a rubber hammer to break the seal loose. Once seal is broken loose remove valve cover and plave outside vehicle. At this point look at the head, make sure there is not old gasket material or silecone residue left on it, then do the same to the valve cover itself. Use the carborator cleanner to clean all the gunk and **** inside the valve cover After cleaning, place new gasket and distributer gasket onto the valve cover and place back onto vehicle. Tighten bolts until they are snugg (DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN THE BOLTS!!) After all the bolt are in snugg, start from the inside bolt and retighten working your way to the outside bolts CLOCKWISE. Place the throttle cable back on and start car, check for leaks, if you see no leaks change your oil to make sure no dirt got into the oil. and then you're good.. let me know how it worked out for you. ;)
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
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