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This question is about my 1990 Toyota Cressida. I'm in the process of replacing the valve cover gaskets because of an oil leak. My question or is it possible to remove the center piece between the valve covers in order to gain access to the spark plugs? I noticed oil and dirt built up in the spark plug wells. I'd like to clean up good before I install the new spark plugs. Another question is...when i replace the valve cover gaskets, do i use some kind of sealer?

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I CAN tell you that just cleaning out the plug wells is a good idea so no crud gets in the cylinders when plug is pulled. The center piece you speak of is not understood. As for the gasket sealer, yes, it's a good idea to use Black RTV on the head surface after cleaning and to stick the gasket to the valve cover.

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SOURCE: 2.2l toyota camra engine has pressure leaking from engine when oil fill is removed from valve cover, is this normal, i also have small oil drip at pan gkt.

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

SOURCE: Leaks oil looks like from valve cover

You have to remove the spark plugs cables and remove the four nuts that you see when the cables are removed.

When the four nuts are removed, simply raise the valuve cover. When replacing the gasket, make sure you get the gromets as well. Those sometimes get worn or crack since they are more exposed than the value cover gasket. Make sure that you clean the cover from oil and replace the gasket with no use of silicon.

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You definatly need to replace your Spark Plug Tube Seals. Its not very difficult to do yourself. They should cost you about 4 dollars each at your local auto store.

If this is not fixed soon, it will cause more problems. Your O2 sensors will not read correctly because they will be coated in carbon.

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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

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SOURCE: 1996 Toyota Corolla Valve Cover leaking oil

i have a 1996 1.3 toyota corolla and i changes my roccer cover off a glanza turbo and my car leaked oil we changed the gasket but still seemed 2 b leakin a small bit we also put on gasket sealer now the car is not leakin oil but the oil light is commin on only when the car is under 1000 rpm does any1 no wat is worng with it?

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