valve cover gasket

  1. Kai Ongaro

    Replacing Valve cover gasket. Anything else?

    So my friend found a leak on the back of my valve cover and determined that I needed a new valve cover gasket. I've looked at the process and it seems pretty straight forward. Since I'm going to be opening everything up anyway, are there any other things that I should replace or clean if I am...
  2. ridgeback rig

    Oil all over engine compartment of '93

    Last week we were driving and the oil light came on, the engine started tapping, and when I looked there was oil all over the engine compartment and it looks like it was coming from the cylinder cover seal. Had it towed into a shop and they replaced the seal. Drove it home and about five miles...
  3. onedownfiveup

    Spark Plugs with Oil

    2008 LC. So I'm just over 100k in miles and took to the shop for routine maintenance. Oil change, differential fluids changed, fuel system cleaning, spark plugs replaced. When they pulled the plugs they told me that the plugs had oil on the threads, especially 1 and 8. He showed me the plugs...
  4. I

    Difficulty removing valve cover

    I have a 1.5F engine with a valve cover I've been trying to remove, but I'm having a lot of difficulty. I removed the 4 bolts on top and I was able to get underneath it in all of the areas I could reach gently using a box cutter and putty knives. I'm not sure if the valve cover has ever been...
  5. Gnarwgn

    Deferred Maintenance (PO) Advice For a Rookie Hundy Owner...

    Hey Team - Need some help. Picked up my 2001 Hundy over the summer (in my rookie year still) and since have been accruing a list of 'small' deferred maintenance items (thanks previous owner), none of which I believe are that serious (fingers crossed). As a whole however (10 items total), it has...
  6. G

    FZJ80 - Gasket Replacement

    Hello All, Over the weekend I noticed a leak in the front of the car. 1997 Fzj80 120k miles. I found a video on youtube describing the issues and fix. He talks about fixing the 3 gaskets : O-Ring Shaft of distributor, Main Front seal on Crank (crank-case seal), Oil pump cover gasket O-Ring...
  7. Mattyboy

    Valve Cover gasket repair.

    I am going to attempt to either repair this myself this weekend, or pay to have it done:( I am afraid that i will break something, or it will go wrong and then I have my truck stuck in the garage at work. That will be bad come Monday. I have the o ring for the Distributor and a gasket with...
  8. Alexbv

    Problem during valve cover gasket repair

    I'm in the middle of doing the valve cover gasket and when I pulled the cover off the spark plug tube seals practically crumbled. One of them stayed complete in the tube and a couple others fell apart. I picked up the pieces but one from the #6 is missing and can't find it anywhere.:( I...
  9. Tighe

    Help diagnosing new oil leaks...

    Hey all, Quick question regarding some new oil leaks. I changed my oil last week and now am noticing some leaks through the valve cover gasket, as well as the gaskets between the carb and the air cleaner housing, and between the carb and the intake manifold. I’m pretty sure I used conventional...
  10. SkyMall

    Check Engine Light Came On - The Results (EGR)

    Hey Mudders, In preparation for a long road trip, including a stop at Overland Expo East, I took my truck over to a dealership here in town (Wolfchase Toyota) to get the check engine light diagnosed. It's a 1994, so no OBD II, and I couldn't find anywhere else to take it on fairly short notice...
  11. D

    1996 Valve cover gasket & pics

    So my radiator starting leaking, and my valve cover gasket needed replacing, so one thing let to another. I'm doing lots of stuff (water pump, belts, thermostat, heater valve, hoses, etc.) but I thought I'd post some pics and a few lessons-learned. Here is the engine before starting any work...
  12. sean2202

    broken valve cover bolts

    Well I was in the midst of changing my leaking valve cover gasket when two of the bottom bots twisted off very easily. I have started soaking in p-b blaster. What are peoples thoughts are there any stud extractors that might work or should I try vice grips? Heat or not to heat? The last thing I...
  13. Manuelsv

    Valve Cover Gasket FIPG for portion?

    Getting ready to do the Valve cover gasket tomorrow. 97 FZJ80, 1FZ-FE Just looking at the gasket I do not see the two rounded keyed areas on the front of the engine that on my cruiser look like FIPG as in the picture below. It seems that this is one of the areas where I am seeping a little...
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