August 29, 2008im about to replace my valve cover gaskets and was wondering if anyone had any tips *or* tricks to help complete it quicker and better. i know i have to remove the intake manifold and etc to get to it.anything else i should know? also i already have the rubber replacement gaskets. ok thanks for the help.
August 29, 2008It''s easy, all bolt off and bolt back on.
Nothing to worry about
August 29, 2008cool, im doing it sunday, if everything goes right my covers wont be leaking oil on my headers anymore
August 29, 2008Is it aftermarket *or* stock valve covers?
I know BBK valve covers for the V6 will leak if you use the stock gasket, you''ll need a T-bird gasket to seal it.
August 30, 2008its aftermarket, its chrome and says "302" on it with some lines. not sure of the brand... we''ll find out one way *or* another
August 31, 2008Advice: Use silicone *or* gasket sealant on one side of the gasket. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN the bolts, *or* it''ll probably leak no matter what you do. Check the valve covers for straightness on the sealing surfaces while you have them off.
August 31, 2008ya, my father in law told me to put some gasket sealer on one side to get it to stay on the covers... anyways thanks for the advice.
September 3, 2008got the job done monday. took about 2 hours with me and the father in law. surprisingly we got everything back together and running good. the old gaskets were cork and whoever put them on, had them in place with masking tape, im guessing to keep gasket there while putting the covers back on. anyways the chrome looks great now. i also replaced my belt, and now it sqeaks when i take my foot off the clutch.... anyways just lettin ya''ll know.