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How to remove valve cover

Blown gasket

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Remove air filter and any thing that runs over the top o cover ie plug leads cables ect remove the bolts retaining the cover and remove the gasket clean of the old gasket from cover and head smear a thin layer of gasket sealent on both sides of the gasket and fit to cover and making sure that the gasket is fitted squairly refit cover refit bolts to aprox 8 pound foot refi components in reverse order

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