The rocker cover is a light weight and compact aluminum die casting. It adopts a float supporting system with a rubber ring type gasket and an oil seal washer to reduce the noise level.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
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- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Disconnect the breather hose attached to the valve cover, if equipped. Depending on which valve cover is being removed, there may not be an attached hose.
- Remove the retainer bolts from the rocker cover(s). Depending on engine, there may be as few as two bolts or as many as eight.
- If needed, using a rubber hammer, tap the rocker covers to break the seal between the gasket and the valve cover.
- Remove the rocker cover from the cylinder head.
- Remove the old gasket from the rocker cover. Clean the surface of the cylinder head and the rocker cover.
- Spread a thin layer of Permatex® or equivalent adhesive on the mating surface of the rocker cover to hold the gasket in place during installation. Install a new gasket, and press lightly to seat.
- Position the rocker cover on the cylinder head and install the retainer bolts. Tighten the bolts to 5-6 ft. lbs. (6-8 Nm) for 1.2L engines, 3-4 ft. lbs. (4-5 Nm) for 1.6L, 1.8L, 2.7L and 3.3L engines, or 4 ft. lbs. (5 Nm) for 2.2L and 2.5L engines.
- Attach the breather hose to the valve cover, if removed.
- Connect the negative battery cable.