Oil in Plug Wells
so I psyched myself up enough to do my plug change. I was so confident that I didn't even buy the broken removal tool.....
removed the PCM then COPs on the passenger side when I noticed 3 of 4 COP boots have a lot of motor oil on them. The COP at the front didn't have any but the next one did and the following ones were even worse. I figure I've got a leak in the valve cover gasket but I can't tell for sure. I guess I don't really know what else it could be. I went so far as to buy the FEL-PRO rubber gasket kit with grommets for both sides today and when I got home I started taking out the valve cover bolts.
My shop manual said I'd have to capture the refrigerant so I could remove the A/C compressor tubes etc.. After staring at it for 20 mins, I figured I could work around it. An hour later I was still working on the first bolt (I started with what I thought would be the hardest to get to). I tried every combination of extensions and wobbles that I could think of - all to no avail. I'm also worried that if i did actually get that bolt out, I still might not be able to get the valve cover to fit out between the A/C lines.
So before I go to the dealership I'd like any input from someone who's "been there", or who might otherwise be able to help. In addition, when using these gaskets, should I use some kind of adhesive and/or RTV gasket? There were no instructions in the gasket box.
Last edited by SCrew Lariat; 06-11-2011 at 09:23 PM.