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Old 10-04-2012, 08:11 PM
lovemyz3 lovemyz3 is offline
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Originally Posted by smayo964 View Post
Lovemz3, so glad you posted that, even as a reminder. I'm about to do mine this weekend and I appreciate the heads up. Thanx.

Make sure when you do the gasket replacement that you carefully pry off the gasket and make sure you clean up with a Q-Tip any plastic/rubber that gets in the valve and the casing. YOU DO NOT WANT THINGS FALLING INSIDE THE VALVE AREA.

Be sure to put RTV around the perimeter but especially the sloping portion on each end.

Finally, I can't stress it enough that you remove the wires/hoses from the bracket that holds them so you DO NOT BREAK A HOSE! =)

Hint- I also used a Q-Tip to clean the inside track of the cover where the rubber goes in. A lot of times the old gasket breaks off inside the valve cover and you have to get it out with a q-tip or flat head.

If you do break the hose, don't worry. I replaced mine with a generic high heat resistant rubber hose from autozone. I bought a few different sizes to try to match it.

Last edited by lovemyz3; 10-04-2012 at 08:54 PM.
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