for the past month i have been getting a little smoke coming from under my hood from a few drops of oil dripping onto the uppipe from the valve cover gasket. i tried doing a little temp repair with some silicone gasket maker, but that didnt work. its in a very hard spot to reach. the smoking is getting really bad now. oil consumption isnt much.
the other day i checked my oil after this happening for a little over a month and it was only about a quarter of a quart low. so im not too worried about that. but all the smoke that comes up when i stop moving is getting really annoying.
my question is do you have to pull the motor to do the valve cover? or is it possible to get a wrench down there and take it off if i drained the oil first?