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Replacement for 97 Saturn SL2

I have the valve cover gasket for a 1997 Saturn SL2. Where does it go? I have a pretty good idea, but I am not entirely sure. Also, what is the best way to replace it, and are there any tips or tricks that I should know about? As much help as possible would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.

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    Aiden Goodwin Apr 27, 2010

    1.9 Twin Cam

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    James Milzheimer May 11, 2010

    1.9 DOHC (dual overhead cam), or 1.9 SOHC (single overhead cam)?



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The valve cover is on top of the motor. There are about 10-12 Torx bit bolts that need to be removed. Also remove the spark plug wires, good idea to label them. It will be a little tough to get the valve cover off, because from the factory they only use silicone as a gasket. A puddy knife might be helpful in seperating the cover from the head. Once the valve cover is off you'll need to clean the old silicone off. Install the new gasket, and reinstall the valve cover.

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