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Tehnation 02-10-2012 03:44 PM

Valve cover gasket replacement!
 
So I found my oil leak, and its the passenger side valve cover gasket. I have been looking for a write up but there doesnt seem to be one. Anyone have any idea of what i'm in for? It doesnt look easy to get to.

captainobvious 02-10-2012 04:38 PM

I had mine done 2months ago. Had a mechanic friend do them for me. Parts I got at cost through the dealer in cortland and they did both sides for $200. Where in westchester are you.

Tehnation 02-10-2012 04:39 PM

New Rochelle

GotTurboWut 02-10-2012 04:40 PM

Just had both of mine done. Worst side was the passenger side...awful smell coming through the vents.

There's a kit with both gaskets and spark plug boots, I think...you can find them for about $100. Cost me $300 for labor on both sides and the kit. Subaru wanted $600.

captainobvious 02-10-2012 08:15 PM

Im in Carmel. If you need someone to do the gaskets for you i am sure i can recommend someone that is reasonable and if you need the parts i can help u get them at cost.

PearlBlueGT 02-10-2012 08:27 PM

Do you have to pull engine to change vc gaskets?

Nrw 02-10-2012 08:32 PM

No.

Remove airbox
remove coilpacks
remove the bolts holding the valve cover to the head
Remove hoses attached to valve cover
take off old gasket clean the surface
Put on new gasket and gasket maker per FSM instruction
put valvecover on
put in coilpacks
make sure everything is connected

Done. It's simple other than the tight spot.

GotTurboWut 02-11-2012 06:06 PM

Take it from me, make sure they connect the coil packs...if not, you'll throw a code...and that's scary!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nrw (Post 3745907)
No.

Remove airbox
remove coilpacks
remove the bolts holding the valve cover to the head
Remove hoses attached to valve cover
take off old gasket clean the surface
Put on new gasket and gasket maker per FSM instruction
put valvecover on
put in coilpacks
make sure everything is connected

Done. It's simple other than the tight spot.


VermontGT 02-11-2012 07:20 PM

Haha I think you're gonna have some more exciting problems than just a CEL if you leave the coils unplugged. That's a good way to see how your motor mounts are holding up though :lol:

AZP Installs 02-11-2012 10:25 PM

We can do the VCG if need be. We charge about 300 for the labor on both sides. Let us know if you need us to help out.

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burnout8488 02-12-2012 12:11 AM

It's so easy. Do you have a 10mm ratchet? Yes? You can do this job.

Gasket maker is unnecessary, the gaskets are molded rubber and are not designed to have RTV silicone applied.

Nrw 02-12-2012 08:21 AM

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Originally Posted by burnout8488 (Post 3746996)
It's so easy. Do you have a 10mm ratchet? Yes? You can do this job.

Gasket maker is unnecessary, the gaskets are molded rubber and are not designed to have RTV silicone applied.

Not according to the FSM

AZP Installs 02-12-2012 08:23 AM

Thats why it is somewhat of a pita. We allow them to dry for a few hrs before starting it to allow it to set properly.

-mike

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AZP Installs 02-12-2012 08:24 AM

Sometimes things are not as easy as people would make them out to be.

Mike

Nrw 02-12-2012 08:25 AM

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Originally Posted by AZP Installs (Post 3747162)
Thats why it is somewhat of a pita. We allow them to dry for a few hrs before starting it to allow it to set properly.

-mike


I let mine sit over night. I wasn't taking any chances :lol:


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