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Gasket A Bent Valve Cover

I have a small gouge (hole) and scratches on my valve cover tube seal area. What can I use to make sure it won't leak and will still allow enough time to press in the seals (bolt+washers). RTV or something else. Also the outside corner of my valve cover is bent. How do I make sure is doesn't leak? Double gasket or sealant and how to do it? https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/tB000G67q9DYuODvWVV6RNMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink

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Why not go out and get another unit
no worries about leaks or bent bits
best and safest way to go

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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You have to remove the spark plugs cables and remove the four nuts that you see when the cables are removed.

When the four nuts are removed, simply raise the valuve cover. When replacing the gasket, make sure you get the gromets as well. Those sometimes get worn or crack since they are more exposed than the value cover gasket. Make sure that you clean the cover from oil and replace the gasket with no use of silicon.

Good Luck.

Posted on Aug 04, 2008

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Yes, You can rent these tools from Some Larger Auto Supply Chain Stores. I would get it Washed and DeGreased First and make sure that the Leak is Coming from this Point before I tore into it Though. After it is Cleaned up really well, You will be able to Locate the Leak a Lot Easier. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!

Posted on Feb 05, 2009

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SOURCE: how do I take off the valve cover off

There are 4 big bolts, size 30 to remove and pry the seals b4 prying the cover.

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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The oil pressure switch is located on top at the
transmission end of the engine.
If the switch is leaking, it could appear to be coming
from the places you mentioned. Hope this helps.
Good luck

Posted on Jan 22, 2010

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SOURCE: Do the timing belt cover

The timing cover itself does not seal any oil from leaking. It is just a cover to prevent debris from getting into the timing belt and ruining it.

To find the oil leak you will need to remove the timing cover and inspect the seals behind the cam gear, crank gear, and oil pump drive gear, and the oil pump to block seal. The most common leaks on these are the cam gear.

Posted on Jan 31, 2011

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  1. Loosen the clamp and disconnect the engine air cleaner to valve cover hose from the valve cover.
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