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Change valve cover gaskets on 1984 v6 2.8 litre motor

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I was just wondering "How tough can this be?" So -I went out to the mini Blazer (also an 84) and gad-zooks- the air injectors , power steering, Most of the unmarked emissions lines and a fist full of wires.

So get out your camera and note pad, sticky notes and magic marker. Get an 8139 Chilton book and have at it.

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