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Most cars use a design with overhead cams and a valve cover for service. Over time, the gasket that seals the valve cover to the head wears and eventu...
Valve Cover Gasket Kit ($13 at autozone, big box with two tubes of RTV and 11 neoprene bolt seals) --- alternatively, you can buy the preformed gasket...
You'll need your screwdriver to loosen up any clamps. You really only need to remove the section that bolts up to the TB -- this just makes working ...
I think its an EGR solenoid - regardless, its bolted on to the side of the valve cover. If you can unplug it - be my guest. I couldn't, so I used a so...
Pull the wires. Also disconnect the PCV canister and breather hose.
Using the Torx bit, remove the valve cover bolts and their gasket washer ring thingies. I think they are all the same size, so no worries about keepin...
If your gasket failed like mine, you're gonna need to pull some excess oil out of the plug wells. A plastic turkey baster comes in handy here :P I use...
Using the gasket scrapper, remove any and ALL of the old gasket material. Using a #1 (or maybe #2) flat head screwdriver will help get the old materi...
Follow the directions on the tube of RTV. Evenly apply a bead of RTV sealant on the valve cover. I added a little extra to the #1 and #2 spark plug we...
This is important. Place the valve cover back on the head exactly where you want it without hitting anything. If you smear the wet RTV, you're going t...
Now you're pretty much done. Using your socket, replace that solenoid and any hoses you took off. Replace the intake, breather hose and PCV line. The...
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