Question about Volkswagen Golf
Stopping an oil leak from the valve cover
Posted by Anonymous on
Hi Shy Guy, I'm guessing that in fact you mean the tappet cover (which fits over the cylinder head valves. It's usually a simple matter to replace the gasket which is the usual place for leaks to occur. Before removing it's very advisable to clean the engine first and alleviate problems of dirt getting into the opened engine. Remove anything in the way, making sketches or photographing before disassembling as a reminder of the way they go back. loosen off the fixing screws, remove the cover, replace the gasket and refit. Rubber gaskets usually harden if the vehicle overheats. Do an oil and engine filter change together with the air cleaner element and replace the fuel filter too. When you've done that, drain the coolant and replace that too. If it comes out dirty, carry out a cooling system flush. Regards John
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
replace the pcv valve. If it is not working it will allow pressure to build up in the crankcase. this will cause leaks everywhere.
Posted on Jun 29, 2008
It is a Valve Cover Gasket. You can get a new one at any Auto Parts Store. To make this repair last longer, Do not get the Cheap one, Get a Felpro Gasket and it will Quadrupel the Gasket Life. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!
Posted on Jan 30, 2009
make sure they are tight
could be time for head gaskets
make sure the old gasket from the old filter came off the block sometimes they come off old filter and stick this causes a leak due to improper seal.
Posted on Apr 10, 2009
SOURCE: replace valve cover gasket
I have the same problem on a 2003 Town & Country. The cover for the front 3 cylinders is quite straight forward, but in order to do the rear cylinders I believe you are going to have to remove the cowling below the windshield. You will need a gear puller to remover the windshield wipers first, then remove the cowling. Than should give you more room to work. It's still not going to be easy, but it sure beats paying hundreds of $$$$ in labor charges.
Posted on May 04, 2009
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