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Upper valve cover gasket leak 2001 Ford Focus Wagon

Last summer I paid $100 for an upper valve cover repair. The car would not drive home when I picked it up. I had to change the spark plugs and new wiring harness. He did not fix the upper valve cover leak. I'd like to try torqueing it down before getting it redone to save money. I've heard that torqueing too much will make it leak worse. Is this true?

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I have re- torqued and had no problems but i would try not to go past manufacture recommendations, some "dealer" garages have been known to mention that the torque is incorrect voiding warranty or repair

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try removing the bolts hold on the valve cover and once you do that take a razor blade and a little lube and careful scrape the old one off.

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I have a 2003 chevy Impala and it's not so difficult. Try using a small ratchet that fits in the palm of your hand, I can't remember what it is called. To install the plugs use an extension and put a couple of the card board pieces from one of the spark plug boxes in between the new spark plug and the spark plug puller socket, this will hold the new plug in place while you work with the extension. When screwing in the plug you will have to go by feel so move the extension back and forth like a light jiggle while turning to avoid cross threading the plug. After the plug is tightened attach the ratchet and slightly torque into place.

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you will have to put another valve cover gasket on between each cylinder there is a round gasket between valve cover and cylinder head if you buy the valve cover gasket kit they will be in the kit .please rate this answer thanks.

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