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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-19-2013, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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I have a leaky drivers side valve cover gasket. Are these hard to change yourself?
Anyone that has changed one, let me know how easy it was.
Please.
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I think your post will get more action in this Section.
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Just looking at the factory service manual for my '07, same engine, it looks like they've got a 29-step procedure. 90% of it involves removing a whole bunch of wiring harnesses, hoses, the accelerator cable, etc., and then putting it all back.

Basically, a time-consuming PITA.

I'd try tightening up the valve cover bolts a bit first, especially if you have an idea of where it's leaking. The factory torque for those bolts is 89 lb-in. Don't be tempted to over-torque them, as you might warp the valve cover and make it worse.

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