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I need to replace my valve cover gaskets and need to know if there is a tightening sequence on this vehicle? Or what is the sequence

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The sequence is the same for any "flat" plate (oil pan,cylinder head etc) start in the middle and work out...
9.3.1.6.8.
7.5.2.4.10
get the picture.....

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Big difference between valve cover gasket and head gasket. To replace head gasket, you must dissamble top end of engine and send the head out to be resurfaced and then install new head gasket. If it is a leaking valve cover it is much easier. Simply dissasemble and then clean valve cover and top of head from all debris and remove all old gasket material. Tighten back down in sequence and do not over tighten. these small bolts can be overtightened easily so go in sequence just like when you tighten lug nuts by skipping one as you go around. 10mm bolts require about 10 pounds or less torque.

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I need head bolt torque specs for a 2000 cadillac deville dts..


DeVille, Eldorado, Seville 1999-2005

Cylinder Head

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Removal & Installation

Left Side

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable Exhaust manifold Alternator Water crossover Intake manifold Valve cover Timing cover Secondary camshaft drive chain Power steering return hose retaining bolt from the cylinder head 3 M6 external drive bolts from the front portion of the cylinder head 10 M11 internal drive cylinder head bolts Cylinder head and gasket.
  5. Clean the head mating surfaces.

To install:

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Fig. Left cylinder head bolt torque sequence-4.6L engine

  1. Install the cylinder head with a new gasket. Lubricate the bolts with engine oil prior to installation.
  2. Torque the M11 bolts in sequence as follows:
    1. Step 1: 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm), plus an additional 70 degrees
    2. Step 2: Turn an additional 60 degrees
    3. Step 3: Turn an additional 60 degrees (total 190 degrees)

  3. Torque the M6 bolts to 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm)
  4. Install or connect the following:

    Power steering return hose retaining bolt to the cylinder head and tighten to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm) Secondary camshaft drive chain Timing cover Valve cover Intake manifold Water crossover Exhaust manifold Negative battery cable
  5. Change the oil and filter.
  6. Fill the cooling system.

Right Side
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable Exhaust manifold Water crossover Intake manifold Valve cover Timing cover Secondary camshaft drive chain Electrical connector from the Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor Nut attaching the coil cassette ground wire to the cylinder head Bolt attaching the exhaust crossover pipe to the cylinder head Bolt attaching the right transaxle mount bracket to the cylinder head Bolt attaching the rear transaxle brace to the transaxle Nuts attaching the rear transaxle brace to the cylinder head Rear transaxle brace 3 M6 external drive bolts from the front portion of the cylinder head 10 M11 internal drive cylinder head bolts Cylinder head and gasket
  5. Clean the head mating surfaces.

To install:

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Fig. Right cylinder head bolt torque sequence- 4.6L engine

  1. Install the cylinder head with a new gasket. Lubricate the bolts with engine oil prior to installation.
  2. Torque the M11 bolts in sequence as follows:
    1. Step 1: 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm), plus an additional 70 degrees.
    2. Step 2: Turn an additional 60 degrees.
    3. Step 3: Turn an additional 60 degrees (total 190 degrees).

  3. Torque the M6 bolts to 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
  4. Install or connect the following:

    Rear transaxle brace over the studs located at the rear of the right cylinder head Nuts attaching the rear transaxle brace to the cylinder head, loosely Bolts attaching the rear transaxle braces to the transaxle and tighten to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm) Nuts attaching the rear transaxle brace to the cylinder head and tighten 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm) Electrical connector to the ECT sensor Bolt attaching the exhaust crossover pipe to the cylinder head and tighten to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm) Nut attaching the coil cassette ground wire to the cylinder head and tighten to 13 ft. lbs. (17 Nm) Secondary camshaft drive chain Timing cover Valve cover Intake manifold Water crossover Exhaust manifold Negative battery cable
  5. Change the oil and filter.
  6. Fill the cooling system.

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Plugs getting wet with oil


Don't know what type motor you've got, but this same thing happened with a DOHC Saturn engine. In the inside of the valve cover there's an O ring in each spark plug hole, they need to be replaced. If this is the problem, you'll want to replace the valve cover gasket as well. Since you'll already have the valve cover off. Also when replacing the valve cover, be sure to tighten the valve cover bolts in the proper sequence and proper torque.

Feb 17, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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I have a 1999 Mitsubishi Galant and need to know how to put on a valve cover gasket. Oil is leaking out and dripping and it's causing it to burn and smoke comes out of the car.


Instructions
    • 1 Allow the car to cool. Disconnect the battery terminal. Remove the right side vent screen top extension. Disconnect the ignition coil with power transistor and its wiring and brackets.
    • 2 Disconnect the left hand side coil wires and spark plug wires. Remove the spark plug wires, valve cover bolts and the valve cover. Unplug the electrical connections from the intake manifold runner control actuator. Unfasten the actuator retaining the screws, right bank heated oxygen sensor front and rear.
    • 3 Remove the heated positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve. Remove the heated oxygen sensor plug and the Differential Pressure Feedback EGR (DPFE) sensor. Disconnect the ignition coil with power transistor and its wiring and bracket. Remove the valve cover bolts, the valve cover and the old valve cover gasket. Clean the valve cover seating area with automotive engine cleaner and place the new gasket in the gasket seating area.
    • 4 Replace the parts that were removed and disconnected by reversing the steps. Replace the valve cover gasket and tighten the bolts, in sequence, ensuring not to over tighten. Put back the ignition coil with power transistor and its wiring and bracket, the heated positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve, the heated oxygen sensor plug and the Differential Pressure Feedback EGR (DPFE) sensor.
    • 5 Add oil to the car. Start the car and let it run at idle for a while to check for leaks..

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Leaking valve cover gaskets - repair estimate $1000.00. Is it worth it?


no it is not worth that much, you can do it yourself for about 20-40 dollars (price of the gaskets)

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Removal & Installation2.0L Spi Engine
  1. Loosen the clamp and disconnect the engine air cleaner to valve cover hose from the valve cover.
  2. Remove the two ignition wire separators from the valve cover. Position the spark plug wires aside.
  3. Remove the three valve cover bolts and remove the valve cover and gasket.

To install:

CAUTION Do not use abrasive grinding discs to remove gasket material; only use manual scrapers. Do not scratch or gouge aluminum sealing surfaces or oil leaks may occur.

NOTE Do not use any sealer with a silicone-type gasket.
  1. Install the three valve cover bolts and remove the valve cover and gasket.
  2. Install the two ignition wire separators from the valve cover.
  3. Tighten the clamp and disconnect the engine air cleaner to valve cover hose from the valve cover.

2.0L Zetec Engine
  1. Disconnect the crankcase ventilation hose from the fitting on the valve cover.
  2. Disconnect the wiring connector at the oil control solenoid.
  3. Disconnect the speed control (if equipped) and the accelerator control cable.
  4. Position aside the accelerator cable.
  5. If equipped, disconnect the speed control cable from the bracket and position aside.
  6. Remove the ignition wires from the spark plugs.
  7. Remove the bolts and position the upper timing belt cover away from the valve cover.
  8. Remove the valve cover.
  9. Fully loosen the ten bolts.
  10. Remove the valve cover and valve cover gasket.
  11. Inspect the valve cover for damage. Install new cover as required.
    CAUTION Do not scratch or gouge aluminum sealing surfaces or oil leaks may occur.
  12. Clean and inspect the sealing surfaces of the valve cover and the cylinder head. Both surfaces must be clean and flat.

To install:
  1. The valve cover gasket and the valve cover must be installed and the bolts tightened to specification within four minutes of sealant application.
  2. Apply a 0.1 inch (3mm) bead of silicone sealant in two places where the front camshaft bearing cap meets the cylinder head.
  3. Install the valve cover.
  4. Position the valve cover gasket.
  5. Position the valve cover.
  6. Tighten bolts in the sequence shown.

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    Fig. The proper torque sequence for the 2.0L DOHC Zetec engine

  7. Install the upper timing belt cover bolts.
  8. Install the ignition wires.
  9. Connect the oil control solenoid connector.
  10. Connect the crankcase ventilation hose.
  11. Connect the speed control (if equipped) and the accelerator control cables.
  12. If equipped, connect the speed control cable to the bracket.



May 13, 2011 | 2001 Ford Escort ZX2

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Replacement of timing belt on 2001 daiwoo legansa


This should give you a clue as to how to replace the timing belt on the camshaft pulleys.prev.gif next.gif Camshaft and Valve Lifters REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 1.6L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Relieve the fuel system pressure.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cable
    • Timing belt
    • Crankcase ventilation tube from the valve cover
    • Spark plug cover bolts and the cover
    • Camshaft Position (CMP) sensor connector
    • Spark plug wires from the plugs
    • Valve cover nuts, washers, cover and gasket
    NOTE: Be very careful not to nick or scratch the camshafts.
  4. Hold the flats of the intake camshaft in position using an open ended wrench and remove the camshaft gear bolt. Remove the gear.
  5. Hold the flats of the exhaust camshaft in position using an open ended wrench and remove the camshaft gear bolt. Remove the gear.
  6. Mark the camshaft cap locations so that they may be returned to their original positions.
  7. Remove the camshaft cap bolts in the sequence illustrated.
  8. Remove the caps and the camshafts. Fig. 1: Loosen the camshaft cap bolts in this sequence using several passes - 1.6L engine 9307zg85.gif
    To install:
  9. Lubricate the camshafts and caps with engine oil.
  10. Install the caps and the camshafts in their original positions.
  11. Tighten the camshaft cap bolts in the sequence illustrated to 12 ft. lbs. (16 Nm). Fig. 2: Tighten the camshaft cap bolts in the sequence illustrated using several passes - 1.6L engine 9307zg84.gif

  12. Measure the camshaft endplay on both camshafts. The endplay should be 0.003-0.009 in. (0.10-0.25mm).
  13. Install the intake camshaft gear. Hold the flats of the intake camshaft in position using an open ended wrench and tighten the camshaft gear bolt to 49 ft. lbs. (67 Nm).
  14. Install the exhaust camshaft gear. Hold the flats of the exhaust camshaft in position using an open ended wrench and tighten the camshaft gear bolt to 49 ft. lbs. (67 Nm).
  15. Apply a small amount of gasket sealer to the corners of the front camshaft caps and to the top of the rear valve cover-to-cylinder head seal.
  16. Install or connect the following:
    • Valve cover, washers and nuts. Tighten the nuts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
    • Spark plug wires to the plugs
    • Spark plug cover and bolts. Tighten the bolts to 27 inch lbs. (3 Nm).
    • CMP sensor connector
    • Crankcase ventilation tube to the valve cover
    • Timing belt
2.0L and 2.2L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Relieve the fuel system pressure.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cable
    • Timing belt
    • Crankcase ventilation tube from the valve cover
    • Spark plug cover bolts and the cover
    • Spark plug wires from the plugs
    • Camshaft Position (CMP) sensor connector
    • Valve cover nuts, washers, cover and gasket
    NOTE: Be very careful not to nick or scratch the camshafts.
  4. Hold the flats of the intake camshaft in position using an open ended wrench and remove the camshaft gear bolt. Remove the gear.
  5. Hold the flats of the exhaust camshaft in position using an open ended wrench and remove the camshaft gear bolt. Remove the gear.
  6. Mark the camshaft cap locations so that they may be returned to their original positions.
  7. Remove the camshaft cap bolts in several passes of one half turn each in the sequence illustrated.
  8. Remove the seal ring from the camshafts. NOTE: Make sure the camshafts detaches evenly from the bearing seats in the front guide bearing.
  9. Remove the caps and the camshafts. Fig. 3: Remove the camshaft cap bolts in several passes of one half turn each in the sequence illustrated - 2.0L and 2.2L engines 9307zg38.gif
    To install:
  10. Lubricate the camshafts and caps with engine oil.
  11. Install the caps and the camshafts in their original positions.
  12. Tighten the camshaft cap bolts in the sequence illustrated to 71 inch lbs. (8 Nm). Fig. 4: Tighten the camshaft cap bolts in the sequence illustrated using several passes - 2.0L and 2.2L engines 9307zg37.gif

  13. Measure the camshaft endplay on both camshafts. The endplay should be 0.0015-0.0056 in. (0.040-0.144mm).
  14. Install the intake camshaft gear. Hold the flats of the intake camshaft in position using an open ended wrench and tighten the camshaft gear bolt to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm), retighten the bolt an additional 60 degree turn and finally an additional 15 degree turn.
  15. Install the exhaust camshaft gear. Hold the flats of the exhaust camshaft in position using an open ended wrench and tighten the camshaft gear bolt to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm), retighten the bolt an additional 60 degree turn and finally an additional 15 degree turn.
  16. Install or connect the following:
    • Valve cover, washers and nuts. Tighten the nuts to 71 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
    • CMP sensor connector
    • Spark plug wires to the plugs
    • Spark plug cover and bolts. Tighten the bolts to 27 inch lbs. (3 Nm).
    • Crankcase ventilation tube to the valve cover
    • Timing belt
    • Negative battery cable

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Oil in spark plug well 02 nissan maxima what could cause this


On the DOHC: The Spark Plug Tube Seals (Washers) on the Valve Cover has developed a leak.
Install new seals.
Remove the Valve Cover to Install the Seals.
If the Valve Cover Gasket have not been replaced recently, go ahead and replace them as well, making sure you clean thoroughly BOTH surfaces before installing any new Seal Washers and Gasket.

Let me me know if this helped, or if you have additional information or questions. Feel Free to contact me on FixYa.com!

ps...I'm replacing (for free!) the Valve Cover Gaskets today on a 1994 Nissan Maxima. Looks like we both will have fun!
If you need the Valve Cover Torque Sequence / Specs let me know on the Comment Section of this Post.

Apr 12, 2010 | 2002 Nissan Maxima

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What is the valve cover torque sequence for a 2000 nissan altima


No spec for torque. Bolts have shoulders. Replace gasket. Tighten the 2 center nuts first and just tighten the rest until they stop. You can tighten one and jump across the valve cover and do the other, but not necessary.

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