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Changing EA82 valve cover gasket
Posted 02 October 2003 - 05:04 AM
The car is an '88 DL wagon 5 speed.
Posted 02 October 2003 - 05:17 AM
Posted 02 October 2003 - 08:05 AM
I did the valve cover gaskets on my '88 this last summer in about 1 1/2 hours. The old gaskets were silicone'd in place, so about 1/2 hour of that was scraping gasket crap off the valve cover and cam cover.
Just get yourself the right size combination wrench, and be patient with the bolts. With my big fat hands, I was still able to squeeze them into there and turn the wrench.
MAKE SURE that your valve cover gasket set comes with new grommets for the valve cover bolts.
Posted 02 October 2003 - 12:58 PM
i took one off without doing that, everytime i got a socket on a bolt, by the time i backed it out, it was wedged against the car, with the wrench!
its actually called a cam(case) cover on the ea82
either way described will work, but you will have less time in jacking the motor than you will turning the bolts 1/8 turn at a time!
Posted 02 October 2003 - 09:07 PM
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