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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.

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First you need to remove anything that is in the way. Make sure if you disconnect any wires or hoses you mark them so when you put them back you know where they go. When you get to the valve cover remove the bolts, gently tap on the side of the cover with a rubber hammer to loosen up. Once you have it off remove old gasket and clean mating serfaces, coat new gasket with sealer on both sides and install. Remember tighten bolts in a circular pattern from the center out, and do not over tighten. Good luck

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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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