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Old 17-08-2008, 04:29 PM   #1
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Default How easy to change a rocker cover gasket?

Bought one off eBay, not sure if I can be arsed taking it to my mechanic, or fitting it myself? Is it a piece of piss to do??

It's one of those steel & rubber ones. I bought half moons too.
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sounds like you got a cometic jobby...good lad! Yeah dead easy to do, only thing, put a small blob of silicon sealant in the corners where the half moons meet up with the gasket.
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Just to add put a thin smear under each front cap as well, as they leak here, and trim the gasket where it butts up against the caps,to make sure the hole is perfectly in line before applying half moon gasket sealant, I use gasket just dabbed on the recess the half moons sit in just to hold them there.
As said sounds like a COMETIC these are reuseable FOAM ALLOY.
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easy job to do; you might have to undo the water feed pipe to the turbo as from memory its easier to get the cam cover off and on again.

dont over tighten the cam cover studs either; i think its 18nm from memory
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Thanks for all the advice, yep it's a piece of piss innit!

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That's just a spare oil reserve in case you get low!!
Not seen that bad since I did a shonky V6 omega, they're famous for that.
Did you get it all sorted now ?
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That's just a spare oil reserve in case you get low!!
Not seen that bad since I did a shonky V6 omega, they're famous for that.
Did you get it all sorted now ?
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The rocker cover has just come out of the kitchen sink, needed a bit of buftying I reckoned It's still pretty grotty, gonna take some fine wet & dry to the plain ally faces as they're very stained...

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Don't let the other half see you do that, or you won't be in a fit state to fix the gasket!!
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Use auto glym engine cleaner, they come up really nice with that
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