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Old 05-26-2009, 12:49 PM   #1
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Valve Cover removal

I' gonna have my normal auto body guy paint my valve covers ford blue. I'm going to take them off and and let him paint them then i will put them back on. My question is do you just take out the bolts and unplug the hoses. and just not drive or is there more to it?
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no that's about it. you just remove the bolts and any hoses and wires that are in the way. If the car doesn't sleep in a garage. you need to cover the valvetrain area that is covered by the valve covers with garbage bags or some other type of moisture barrior. and tape it down so it doesn't come off.
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I would personally buy a spare set and get them done how you want then swap them on so there is no time left where the valve covers are not on the car
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Make sure you change the gaskets, unless you already have very very recently
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Re: Valve Cover removal

the passenger side will lift straight up when u unbolt it and take it off but the driver side will have to be tilted a few times to come out because of the hydroboost. when u get it painted i recommend u tape the driver side valve cover up pretty good to avoid scratches when trying to snake it by the hydroboost.
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Make sure you change the gaskets, unless you already have very very recently
How much are they and how do I do it?
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and could i clearcoat them? or would i just be askin for trouble i think i'm gonna do it all myself
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iirc the gaskets were 20 bucks and they are rubber gaskets, which can be reuseable.
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iirc and do i just sit them on top of the head or do i need to put some kinda adhesive down fist and should i buy new ones?
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the valve covers have little grooves that the gasket pretty much inserts into.
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so just stick it in the grooves and bolt em down?
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pretty much, u can dab a little bit of rtv in the groove to insure the gasket will stay in place while installing the valve covers.
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Remember don't over tighten them they can worp/crack then you will be facing leaks:
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Remember don't over tighten them they can worp/crack then you will be facing leaks:
Whats the torque specs?
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I never torgued them just snug let the gasket do its job if you smash it to much it will not seal
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tq spec is 71-106 in-lbs. I know when I did my top end my xtrans dipstick was kinda in the way of removal and installing. but it was just a matter of maneuvering it.
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