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How to Change the Valve Cover Gasket on a Chevrolet Truck

2013-05-22   Views:3

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Chevy trucks are all different from model to model. On some of the engines of the different trucks there will be components that must be removed to gain access to the valve cover bolts. The only part of this process that will be the same for each mod

Chevy trucks are all different from model to model. On some of the engines of the different trucks there will be components that must be removed to gain access to the valve cover bolts. The only part of this process that will be the same for each model will be the removal of the valve cover and valve cover gasket. You will need a well-lit work area and the correct tools to complete this job correctly.

Skill level:Moderately Easy

Things you need

Ratchet setChiselGasket adhesiveNew valve cover gasketTorque wrench

Instructions

1 Open the bonnet of the Chevy and locate the valve cover bolts and any engine components that are covering the valve cover. Remove the components from the engine if necessary.

2 Remove the bolts that secure the valve cover to the top of the engine using the ratchet set. Pull the valve cover off the Chevy's engine and scrape the gasket off the edge using the chisel.

3 Place gasket adhesive around the edge of the valve cover where the gasket will be installed. Place the gasket around the edge of the valve cover and replace the cover on the top of the engine.

4 Replace the valve cover bolts. Tighten the bolts to the torque specifications for the specific model Chevy truck using the torque wrench.

5 Replace the engine components to the engine that you removed. Close the bonnet.

Tips and warnings

Failing to remove all of the old gasket will keep the new gasket from sealing the cover to the engine properly and may cause serious engine damage.

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