Question about 1985 Ford F150
I have a recently purchased 1985 Ford F150 standard V8 that has leak on or around the passenger side valve cover area that drips down and hits the exhaust part that comes right out of the engine and causes smoke. I checked the plug (freeze??) and it looked to be intact but I am not 100% I was looking at the right part. Being that I have limited skills with disassembling engines how hard would it be to replace the valve covers and/or how would one go about it? 2nd Could someone provide a picture of a freeze plug as it sits in a 1985 Ford F150?
If it is leaking around the valve cover then that is the problem. Just remove the bolts from the valve cover in a cross pattern (ex. back right - front left and go back and foward and work till you make it to the middle. Go purcahse a valve gasket for both right and left and replace them. Tighten in the same cross pattern and be careful no to pinch the gasket.
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