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How do I replace the valve cover gasket on 2003 Elantra

I see oil leaking on top of the engine, is it the valve cover gasket? How can I replace it and what are the torque specs? Thanks,

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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

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When you buy the valve cover set, it will include the spark plug well "O" rings. Simply remove the valve cover and on the underside of the valve cover, you'll see the "O" rings that need replaced and you'll see exactly how the valve cover gasket itself fits.

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

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SOURCE: my toyota camry 1999 has oil leak and i replaced the valve cover

Replace the half round rubber gromets at the cylinder head ends just under the gasket you replaced

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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Just take a picture of it with digital camera or phone. And start removing wires and hoses until they are all out of way of cover. Then remove the bolts all way around cover and pull straight up and it will come right off. If not use a flat head screw driver to prise it off. Clean old gasket off of valvecover and engine. then put it bak together. Tighten bolts slowly, start with ones in center ov it and work your way out. Just finger tight. Then snug, then torque em down. Not too tight as if tostrip the bolt or break it off. Cause it be very expensive. also write down everywhere each wire go's unless you can remember

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Check this link, shouldn't be too bad.

http://www.autozone.com/shopping/repairGuide.htm?pageId=0900c1528019703d

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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