Replacing Valve cover gasket. Anything else?

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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 going to be replacing the valve cover gasket?
 
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spark plug tube seals and throttle body gasket. PCV, grommet and hoses if you haven't looked at them in a while. Distributor o-ring if it's showing any signs of leakage. Lots of pretty easy to do stuff on the top of the motor.
 

slow95z

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basically what everone here said. how far down this rabbit hole do you want to go? how much time/money are you looking to blow and how important is this truck?
 

LINUS

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I’m “+1” to @Heckraiser on sparkplug tube gaskets & PCV gasket with the cover off so you can use gravity to help, instead of losing crusty gasket down the crankcase.

Paint or no paint on the valvecover, that’s rabbithole territory.
 

jaymar

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