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Old 01-14-2013, 12:58 AM   #1
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valve cover gasket

I've looked and could not find a forum on it, but does anyone have pics on how to change the valve cover gasket on the 2.0 duratec?
I've changed many other gaskets on other vehicles just dont kno if this on is any different.
pics would be very helpful.


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Old 01-14-2013, 01:43 AM   #2
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I've never done one myself on a Duratec but I imagine it's pretty strait forward. Remove the coil pack and anything else attached to it, then unbolt the valve cover.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:49 AM   #3
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Yea, its straight forward. Remove coil packs, disconnect sensors, unhook oil breather, undo about 14-15 bolts around outside and in middle, remove cover, remove gaskets from cover. Then do all that in reverse.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:18 PM   #4
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ok i figured it would be really easy jus didnt kno what all i would be needing to take off.
sounds like an easy 30 min job.
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Just make sure that your torque them down I'm the bright order and right torque value. Not sure if the Duratec is as critical as the Zetec or not... But the Zetec you can very easily over tighten it and have leaked a few months later.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:14 PM   #6
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Its listed above pretty clearly, same way i did mine a while back, it took about 20 mins but i changed the valve cover because it was cracked
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yeah,undo about 14-15 bolts around outside and in middle, remove cover, remove gaskets from cover. Then do all that in reverse.
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The molded gasket fits into a groove in the valve cover.

Tighten bolts in an X shaped pattern from the center to the outside.

It's easy, and easier than most DOHC valve covers I've done.
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