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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I don't have experience with this engine but guess you won't have to remove it for valve cover gasket work but perhaps can lift it a bit [not by hand!] after loosening engine mounts.
Posted on Nov 18, 2008
Removal of the plenum is pretty straight forward. You will need to replace the plenum gasket after you remove it; the gasket is not reusable. Personally, if I was going to take the trouble to remove the plenum, I would replace the plugs and wires back there, also.
I know, I have a 93 Camry V6, and it is a real pain to do the plugs and wires with the plenum on. There are no secrets or great tips on the plenum removal, just take your time. Remember that there are different size bolts, and where they go. Please get back to me if you need any more info...Hope this helps, and thanks for choosing FixYa to resolve your issue.
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Posted on Dec 15, 2008
dont worry about what is underneath the valve cover, you will not need to touch anything there. This is as easy as putting gas in your car.. k here we go:
Your gonna need a 10millimeter, or a 13millimeter socket wrench. 2 cans of carborator cleaner. You're gonna open your hood as far open as you can. You're gonna remorve your throttle and cruise control cables which are located on top. Move them out of the way. If you have a ground cable connect it to the valve cover, remove it also. Then remove all bolts that hold the valve cover on. Once all bolts are removed, (loosen up bolts until your valve cover can be removed) sometimes the valve cover will be stuck on, you need to jolt or hit with a rubber hammer to break the seal loose. Once seal is broken loose remove valve cover and plave outside vehicle. At this point look at the head, make sure there is not old gasket material or silecone residue left on it, then do the same to the valve cover itself. Use the carborator cleanner to clean all the gunk and **** inside the valve cover After cleaning, place new gasket and distributer gasket onto the valve cover and place back onto vehicle. Tighten bolts until they are snugg (DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN THE BOLTS!!) After all the bolt are in snugg, start from the inside bolt and retighten working your way to the outside bolts CLOCKWISE. Place the throttle cable back on and start car, check for leaks, if you see no leaks change your oil to make sure no dirt got into the oil. and then you're good.. let me know how it worked out for you. ;)
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
ALL DATA time to R&R valve cover gaskets both sides is 2.1 hours. you will need to remove brackets and connectors on either side, It will also help to take the upper plenium bolts out but not completly pull the plenium. If you don't have a lot of mechanical experiance and some basic tools. you may want to consider to have a local a shop to perform this service for you after you get a estimate. RON.
Posted on Jan 18, 2009
The first step is to remove all the parts that are in the way of you being able to remove the valve covers. (Ex.: air intake, loose wires etc.) Then you will need to remove your valve covers (using basic tools) and be very careful to not let anything get on your lifters, which your valve covers protect. Once you have the valve covers off compare the new gaskets to make sure they are the right size. Then remove the old gasket and replace with the new one using a high temp gasket sealant (available at any auto parts store) to attach the gasket to the valve covers. Then tighten down snug and check for leaks after replaced.
Posted on May 06, 2009
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