How do I easily change the valve cover gaskets on my ford ranger 4.0? It looks like there is alot of stuff in the way, but I heard that I do not have to remove it(AC/etc.) Also what are the torque specs for replacement?
YOU SHOULD NEVER HAVE TO MESS W/ AC. THE GREENIES WOULD BE UP IN ARMS IF PEOPLE WERE RELEASING REFRIGERANT INTO THE ATMOSPHERE; HOWEVER,QUITE OFTEN YOU HAVE TO REMOVE MORE stuff THAN YOU THINK. iT MAKE YOU BECOME MORE INTIMATE WITH YOUR TRUCK AND IT WILL LOVE YOU BACK
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Remove wiper arms/ Remove wiper assembly/ Alternator/ Power Block/Remove intake manifold/ get new gaskets for that/ valve covers are now easily accesible . Great time to change the spark plugs and wires now. PCV valve/ Air Filter/The gaskets for my 3.3 '99 caravan were the thick rubber, and cost $120, For Valve cover gaskets, Get "THE RIGHT STUFF" and you can make your own set, black silicon gasket maker. Reassemble
Relatively simple gig. Remove wires from plugs making sure to note which leads to which plug so that firing order is maintained on re-installation, remove vacuum hose from pvc valve, remove six valve cover retaining bolts and remove valve cover. Clean that up making sure there is no residue on gasket mating surface on wither the valve cover itself or the top side of the header. place new gasket in place and replace valve cover torquing bolts to appx. 72-108 inlb. Replace pvc vacuum line followed by plug wires and you\'re set. This is a stripped down version as there will be many hoses and lines in the way but you should just be able to wiggle past these. If you do end up taking anything else out just make sure you remember where and how it connect and you\'ll do fine. Nothing this high up is that terribly sensitive. Good Luck!
Yes most definatly. Here are the steps, and if you find this info helpful, a vote with the thumbs up would be greatly appreciated for the free advice. These are also known as valve covers.
Disconnect the breather hose, which, depending on the engine in your vehicle, may be attached to the valve cover. Remove the retainer bolts for the valve covers. Depending on which engine you have, you might have as few as two bolts or as many as eight.
Lift the valve cover off the engine. If it does not want to come off easily, gently tap it with the rubber hammer. Clean the gasket-mating surfaces using the scraper and a shop rag.
Coat the gasket-mating surface of the valve cover with a thin layer of RTV silicone. Install the gasket onto the cover, then press it into the silicone. Install the valve cover.
Tighten the bolts to 5 foot-lbs. of torque for the 1.2-liter engine, and 4 foot-lbs. of torque for the 1.6-, 1.8-, .22-, 2.5-, 2.7- and 3.3-liter engines. Reattach the breather hose.
Hi diane hensle. I hope I can help with your problem. First, you want to remove the PCV valve hose and any other hoses that may be running to your valve cover. Mark their positions with masking tape so you can remember where they all go. Then, remove the 3 or 4 bolts in the top of the valve cover holding it in position. When these are removed, it may take a smart whack on the side of the valve cover to dislodge it. Just don't hit it TOO hard, as these are aluminum. Once the valve cover is off, remove the gasket and clean off both mating surfaces. Be careful to drop as little debris as possible into the head as this will soil your oil. Replace it with the new gasket, replace the valve cover, and tighten the bolts going from center outward. They don't have to be particularly tight, say snug plus 2 turns. If they are too tight, the valve cover will pinch the gasket and cause oil leaks and air intrusion. Then replace the PCV hose and any others you may have disconneced. Hope this helped.
1. Locate the valve cover, and clear the way for it to come out. 2. Loosen the valve cover bolts in an even fashion. 3. clean and scrape the gasket surface on both the head, and the valve cover. 4. replace in opposite order.
remove spark plugs and high tension cords/ remove the valve cover bolts using socket wrench/ use screw driver to lift up the valve cover/ clean the lid/ put a new gasket and put silicone gasket sealant on the edge of half moon rubber gasket to avoid leak/ tighten the bolts/ put the plugs and wire back...
Buy the valve cover gasket in one of local auto part stores. Don't start the car, put it on parking breaks. If you drove before wait when engine cools down. After then you will need a 10 mm wrench (it can have different size). Loose all nuts on the valve cover. After that remove the cover carefully. It's possible that you will have to disconnect and loose more stuff from the valve cover. When you open the cover you will see 4 gaskets for each spark plug place remove them also. Now you will need something to clean surface where the gaskets go. It can be special spray to degrease surface or it can be regular gas. Don't spill any liquid on the engine it can be harmful. You can use also sandpaper of minimum roughness to clean the surfaces. After that put the spark plug gaskets on it's places. If they don't stay there you have to buy special sort of glue (usually it's not a case). Then put the valve cover gasket on it's place, there are special grooves. Install the valve cover gasket extremely careful the valve cover gasket is very fragile. After you putted everything on its places start to tighten. You should do that in certain order. Start from one of the edges then middle opposite side and then the side from which you started but another edge (the same for another side). Don't tighten it comletely for one time, make couple "rounds" before you finish. After you check and connect everything remove all your stuff from the engine compartment and start the engine. Don't close the hood you need see that there is no leakage.