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Adoniram 11-09-2012 07:46 AM

Ordering Valve Cover Gasket - need info
So I'm looking at Subaru's site and can't quite understand which parts I really need...

There's the valve cover gasket, the outer valve cover gasket, and the inner valve cover gasket. I figure the inner gasket is for the spark plugs, but I can't make heads or tails of the outer gasket vs just the gasket...

I only need the passenger side, and there isn't a single parts store in town that has the gaskets in stock, so I figured I'd order OEM.


Max Capacity 11-09-2012 09:02 AM

Call the guy's at Fredbeans, a vendor from the vendor link up top of the forum.

mustangendsley 11-09-2012 09:17 AM

your subaru shope will have them. just a gasket and plug gaskets that is it.

Adoniram 11-09-2012 11:05 AM

Sounds good. What are these "half moon" gaskets I keep reading about?

mustangendsley 11-09-2012 11:13 AM

spark plug gasket's

Max Capacity 11-09-2012 11:13 AM

They fit on the back of the cams if I remember right. Into the head not the VC.

I can't post pictures here but in my thread, got some new stuff for engine R&R, I believe there is a picture showing them. They didn't come in the gasket kit, but the guy's at the dealer parts counter took care of me.

ripemeat 11-09-2012 12:11 PM

you can reuse yours if you don't break them. but if you want extras just in case they are not in the gasket kits. also, buy a tube of fujibond at the dealer

Adoniram 11-09-2012 03:06 PM

Oh I'm not taking cams out, so I guess I wont need em

Well, headed to the garage...

Adoniram 11-09-2012 05:01 PM

Ok, so I'm guessing it really is the valve cover gasket... all the oil return lines look good and dry. What do you think?

Nrw 11-09-2012 05:24 PM

yup leaky valve cover gasket. Atleast it isn't too horrible to replace. Tight but not a nightmare.

cubedweller 11-09-2012 06:21 PM


derffred 11-16-2012 04:57 AM

Mine has been leaking for a while, just started dripping onto the exhaust this morning, as I smelled oil burning a minute after startup. I have the Outer & Inner Gaskets, but need the half-moons pieces as well. I'll be doing this in my driveway on Sunday. Woohoo! (assuming I can get those Half-moon gaskets - anyone have part #'s??)

Adoniram 11-16-2012 07:22 AM

wait, outer AND inner? I thought there was just the valve cover gasket, and the 2 half moons...

ripemeat 11-16-2012 07:48 AM

the spark plug hole has a gasket in the valve cover

Adoniram 11-16-2012 08:05 AM

Yeah, I thought those were the "half moons"

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