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What is the rocket cover gasket - 318 BMW Cars & Trucks

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  • cheap repair May 17, 2011

    I think you mean rocker cover. This would be the engine cover that goes over the valves. The gasket in question is the valve cover gasket.



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The Rocker Cover Gasket creates an Oil tight seal between the rocker cover and the cylinder heads so that oil wont spill into the engine. There isnt a huge amount of work to replace one of these however a mechanic will still charge you between a hundered or two hundred dollars to replace it.

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  • Disconnect the breather hose, which, depending on the engine in your vehicle, may be attached to the valve cover. Remove the retainer bolts for the valve covers. Depending on which engine you have, you might have as few as two bolts or as many as eight.

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    Lift the valve cover off the engine. If it does not want to come off easily, gently tap it with the rubber hammer. Clean the gasket-mating surfaces using the scraper and a shop rag.

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    Coat the gasket-mating surface of the valve cover with a thin layer of RTV silicone. Install the gasket onto the cover, then press it into the silicone. Install the valve cover.

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