GM Metro/Sprint 1985-1993 Repair Guide

Rocker Arm (Valve) Cover

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REMOVAL and INSTALLATION

See Figures 1 through 6



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Fig. Fig. 1: Overall view of the valve cover at the top of the engine.



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Fig. Fig. 2: Removing the air cleaner-to-valve cover brace bolt



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Fig. Fig. 3: Removing the PCV valve hose from the valve cover



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Fig. Fig. 4: Removing the valve cover retaining nuts



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Fig. Fig. 5: Removing the valve cover seal washers. Always use new seal washers during installation



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Fig. Fig. 6: When installing the valve cover gasket, place a small amount of silicone sealant at the corners of the valve cover

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the air cleaner assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove the spark plug wire retaining clips. Lay the spark plug wires aside.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the PCV valve hose.
  8.  
  9. Remove the nuts and seal washers located under the nuts.
  10.  
  11. Remove the valve cover from the cylinder head.
  12.  

To install:
  1. Apply a small amount of silicone sealant to the corners of the new valve cover gasket.
  2.  


CAUTION
Be sure not to block the oil drain hole, located at the front of the cylinder head opening, with silicone sealant. This could cause excessive oil pressure with the cylinder head, resulting in a possible oil leak.

  1. Install the new gasket.
  2.  
  3. Install the valve cover and secure with new seal washers and nuts. Tighten nuts to 44 inch lbs.. (5 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the spark plug wire retaining clips. Route the spark plug wires in their original position.
  6.  
  7. Install the air cleaner assembly.
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  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
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