REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2 and 3
It is always advisable to purchase new parts before proceeding with a job. You will need a new valve cover gaskets and or RTV sealant. It is best to look at the engine to see if while you are doing a job, you may need to replace a hose or wire that is worn or damaged. Even though it may not pertain to the current procedure, it may take only a minute to fix another problem that is about to occur.
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Disconnect all wires, cable and hoses crossing the rocker cover. Make sure you mark them accordingly if unsure of assembly.
- Unfasten and/or remove any accessary belts or brackets necessary to remove the cover.
- Remove the rocker cover bolts.
- Using a soft mallet, tap loose the rocker cover.
- Lift the cover off the engine.
- Thoroughly clean all gasket material from the mating surfaces of the head and cover. Make sure all traces of old RTV silicone sealant is removed.
- On models using a gasket, place a new gasket on the head (coated with sealer, if recommended by the gasket manufacturer), then install the cover. Tighten the bolts to 40 inch lbs. (5 Nm) on models with a gasket.
- On models with RTV silicone material, place a bead of sealer around the cover and place on to engine. Torque the nuts to 3 inch lbs. (9 Nm); the studs to 9 ft. lbs. (13 Nm).