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#1 of 13 Valve cover gasket?
Jan 05, 2013 (1:16 pm)
Hi all, Im new here but i have a question. I own a 1993 Subaru Impreza L sedan. I was recently changing the timing belt and noticed my driver side valve cover has oil and gunk all over it. I feel that the cause is that the valve cover gasket has kicked the bucket but could it be anything different?
#2 of 13 Re: Valve cover gasket? [kdon1124]
Jan 06, 2013 (7:30 am)
That and check that the PCV is working, venting air properly.
#3 of 13 Re: Valve cover gasket? [ateixeira]
Jan 06, 2013 (9:18 am)
thank you! also how should i check to see if the PCV is working properly. Is it something i can just put my hand by? Im new to cars so im still figuring out the boxer engine as well.
#4 of 13 Re: Valve cover gasket? [kdon1124]
Jan 06, 2013 (12:47 pm)
It is a cheap part so I'd just replace the PCV when you change the valve cover gasket.
#5 of 13 Re: Valve cover gasket? [ateixeira]
Jan 06, 2013 (6:41 pm)
Ok thank you very much!
#6 of 13 Re: Valve cover gasket? [ateixeira]
Jan 07, 2013 (9:39 am)
And by cheap, he means like $5 cheap, so it really is something to simply replace periodically.
#7 of 13 Re: Valve cover gasket? [xwesx]
Jan 07, 2013 (2:39 pm)
haha perfect! I just bought the parts today, the PCV valve was only 3.99 and gasket was 29.99, not to shabby! thanks for all the help!
#8 of 13 Re: Valve cover gasket? [kdon1124]
Jan 07, 2013 (4:06 pm)
Glad you sprung for the extra $4!
#9 of 13 Re: Valve cover gasket? [ateixeira]
Jan 15, 2013 (10:34 am)
Hi again, so i replaced the gaskets and PCV valve and you guys where right! it wasnt too bad at all, took me a total of 6 hours but i took my time and also replaced brakes and had a nice dinner break! But im wondering, i looked at the covers today and theres still a small amount of oil coming from my driver side cover on the top. Its the same side that had a oil soaked cover before. Did i maybe not seal it properly or is it something else?
#10 of 13 Re: Valve cover gasket? [kdon1124]
Jan 15, 2013 (11:55 am)
Both surfaces were clean and level?
This is beyond my expertise but I wonder if some of that sealant goo specifically meant for gaskets would help in this case?