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Leaking Valve Covers
Posted 21 June 2003 - 09:37 PM
Should I go ahead and replace the valve cover gaskets or should I wait until the car hits 105,000 mi and have them done at the same time as the timing belt? If I should replace them now are there any tricks I should know about or is there anything I should watch out for? I have the Haynes repair manual and the procedure looks straightforward. Is there anything that I should coat the new gaskets with? The Haynes manual doesn't say anything about that. Also, does anyone know of a good source from which to order the gaskets?
Guest_1 Lucky Texan_*
Posted 21 June 2003 - 10:54 PM
I figure it this way, if you can live with leaks wait, if you can't - do the belt early. Its - like - what? - less than 10% early.
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Posted 22 June 2003 - 12:15 PM
Posted 22 June 2003 - 06:03 PM
Tricks? I recommend for the passenger side, taking the intake hose off, and for the driver's, taking the battery and windshield washer reservior off too. This will free up plenty of space for you to work in...
Posted 22 June 2003 - 06:50 PM
Does anyone know of a good source on the net for ordering obscure parts such as those bolt grommets and spark plug hole gaskets?
Posted 22 June 2003 - 08:41 PM
Posted 23 June 2003 - 03:42 PM
I noticed a small leakage and cleaned the PCV valve and all the hoses that are used for venting the valve covers.
They were pretty dirty. It stopt the leaks.
I did this because I thought the overpressure und the valvecovers was blowing out the oil (pistonrings allways leak a bit).
Migth be an idea?
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