Acura Coupes and Sedans 1994-2000 Repair Information

Rocker Arm (Valve) Cover

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 1.8L, 2.2L, and 2.3L Engines



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Label and disconnect any wires or hoses that interfere with valve cover removal.
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  5. Remove the spark plug wire cover on 1.8L, 2.2L and 2.3L engines.
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  7. Tag and disconnect the spark plug wires.
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  9. Unfasten all necessary retainers, then remove the rocker arm (valve) cover. If the cover sticks to the cylinder head, tap it lightly with a rubber mallet or the palm of your hand.
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See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4

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Fig. Fig. 1: Remove all of the valve cover bolts



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Fig. Fig. 2: You may need to tap the side of the valve cover lightly with a plastic or rubber mallet to break it free



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Fig. Fig. 3: Carefully remove the valve cover and gasket from the engine



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Fig. Fig. 4: Most Acura gaskets are made of a thin silicone rubber compound such as the one shown here

  1. Thoroughly clean the gasket mating surfaces.
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  3. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. During installation, be sure the valve cover gasket is seated properly in the corners with no visible gap.
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