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#1 Megell

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 06:31 PM

Hi All,
I have a passenger side valve cover that is leaking onto the exhaust system and causing an unpleasant atmosphere both visually and and in the nose.
I have the parts from Subaru, one gasket and six grommets.
It looks like I have to remove a few things to get access to the area.
I don't have a manual, so any tips from anyone would be most appreciated
I think I only see three bolts holding the VC on, but Subaru sold me six grommets to change.
Thanks everyone.
Mike

Edited by Megell, 10 March 2010 - 06:38 PM.


#2 Twitch de la Brat

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 06:39 PM

I'm pretty sure its only 3 bolts.
They may have split up a set or sold you a kit that had a wrong or bad gasket
on one side, and just left the extra grommets in.

You should only really need to remove the air cleaner to get access to it, but
my experience is only really with NA models.
Then its just the 3 bolts in the center and replace the gaskets and the
grommets and put it back together the way you got it apart.

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 06:51 PM

I'm pretty sure its only 3 bolts.
They may have split up a set or sold you a kit that had a wrong or bad gasket
on one side, and just left the extra grommets in.

You should only really need to remove the air cleaner to get access to it, but
my experience is only really with NA models.
Then its just the 3 bolts in the center and replace the gaskets and the
grommets and put it back together the way you got it apart.

Twitch


Thanks Twitch, that's kinda what I thought about the 3 bolts. It's pretty dirty in that area from the seepage and a bit hard to see much detail. I was thinking of removing the air cleaner assembly and the intake hose, etc; to make it easier to clean the area up before taking apart?
Well, at least I have the grommets for the left side VC.
Thanks again,
Mike

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 07:06 PM

Well, at least I have the grommets for the left side VC.
Thanks again,
Mike


i'm surprised you don't have gaskets for both sides, a complete set.

#5 Megell

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 07:55 PM

i'm surprised you don't have gaskets for both sides, a complete set.


I also was surprised that the VC gasket was sold as one in a single package for around $25. The grommets are sold in package of 5 for $7.45 each time 6 equals about $45. I P&Moaned about price and they they let me have the grommets for $25 instead of the $45. I guess sometimes it helps to be a whiner.
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Posted 10 March 2010 - 11:14 PM

I got my valve cover seals from autopartsway the whole set was only $30 with grommets and both gaskets! So far on two engines one is a year old and no leaks!

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 01:03 AM

They wanted you to pay $7 a piece for the grommets?!? :eek: Glad you got 'em cheaper, but for future reference...


https://www.1stsubar...m/partscat.html
Part numbers
13271AA051 grommets $2.52 each x6 = $15.12
13294AA012 Gaskets (both sides are the same) $10.04 each x2 = $20.08
$35.20 + shipping...

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 01:23 AM

They wanted you to pay $7 a piece for the grommets?!? :eek: Glad you got 'em cheaper, but for future reference...


https://www.1stsubar...m/partscat.html
Part numbers
13271AA051 grommets $2.52 each x6 = $15.12
13294AA012 Gaskets (both sides are the same) $10.04 each x2 = $20.08
$35.20 + shipping...


I'll know better next time. Thanks for the info.
I told the Subaru parts man that a local supplier
had the whole kit for $37. and, I think, that's what
inspired him to give me a break on price. Hopefully,
that will continue, since I have 197K and a few things
need attention.
Mike




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