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    vavle cover gasket leaking...need help!

    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?
    vf22 Stage IIII wagon of DOOM

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    No you do not have to pull the motor to get to the turbo side valve cover. I have a small seep where the PCV hose meets the little black sub-cover thingy (note my use of technical terms...) and am not looking forward to dealing with it, so if it doesn't get worse I may never do it. Still, it is humanly possible to do it. As a matter of fact the valve cover gaskets are a common leak source, not just on this motor but on many motors. Some people are quicker than others at getting it done, but again, it is feasible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR
    No you do not have to pull the motor to get to the turbo side valve cover. I have a small seep where the PCV hose meets the little black sub-cover thingy (note my use of technical terms...) and am not looking forward to dealing with it, so if it doesn't get worse I may never do it. Still, it is humanly possible to do it. As a matter of fact the valve cover gaskets are a common leak source, not just on this motor but on many motors. Some people are quicker than others at getting it done, but again, it is feasible.

    If you don't want to do it yourself, shop around for a shop or dealer.

    im completly down for doing this myself. i dont have the cash to get it done. especially since i have to get my timing belt done soon too.

    i guess i will just have to get a really small socket and wratchet to fit in there.

    dose anyone have any first hand experience with doing this?
    vf22 Stage IIII wagon of DOOM

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    This is for a Forester but will give you an idea; the part number may not be correct though:
    http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/sho...e+cover+gasket

    This guy has a later car but the response he gets to his question will interest you too:
    http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...ket%22+replace

    Also see:
    http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...ket%22+replace

    and
    http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...ht=Valve+Cover

    and
    http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...ket%22+replace
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR
    This is for a Forester but will give you an idea; the part number may not be correct though:
    http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/sho...e+cover+gasket

    This guy has a later car but the response he gets to his question will interest you too:
    http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...ket%22+replace

    Also see:
    http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...ket%22+replace

    and
    http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...ht=Valve+Cover

    and
    http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...ket%22+replace

    thanks a lot for that. it really helped. im going to do it this sunday. im deffenitly draining the oil since i have to do an oil change anyway.

    so i dont know if alls i need is the valve cover gasket or all the other things they mentioned too.
    vf22 Stage IIII wagon of DOOM

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