My honda civic engine for years has been weeping oil. It's a nasty sight but common in many vehicles. I decided to replace the valve cover gasket to stop this oil grime.
Step 1: Taking Off the Bolts.
Spark lug wires, support brackets for the wires and accelerator cable, plus the 5 bolts needed to come off first. Pretty straightforward.
Step 2: Removing the Valve Cover and Cleaning.
Just a tilt and lift and the cover came off. I removed all the old gasket material plus the oem gasket from the cover. I used a flat head screwdriver for this task.
Step 3: Replacing the Cover Gasket and Spark Plug Tube Seals.
The new gasket was a simple slip in. I put engine safe gasket compound as per Honda recommendation onto 4 spots.
The spark plug tube seals I removed with the screwdriver and my Rachet as a hammer. They were hard and brittle. The new seals have a soft inner area. Those were installed by simply pressing in.
Step 4: Completion!
Using the Honda civic manual, I reinstalled the bolts and torqued in order to 9.8Nm.
Hopefully now I should not have oil weeping and a cleaner engine bay!