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Old 03-23-2005, 09:04 PM   #1
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Angry Valve Cover oil leak. Who else?

I had my valve cover gasket replaced under warantee bc I had a leak. 2k miles later it is leaking even worse. I suspect a lot of people are having the same problem, but just don't notice it. Pull off the plastic guard between the battery and the engine and look at the valve cover by the plug wires.

Has anyone had luck fixing this leak? I could take it back to the dealer, but I'm not really big on having the hacks work on my car anymore.


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Old 03-23-2005, 09:58 PM   #2
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Hah! I made it to 9000 miles before I had my valve cover replaced. . . twice. . . and the variable cam time solenoid gasket replaced. . . Err.
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i always thought that the oil came from the breather filter that i have on, hmmm... maybe i should get it checked out... =T
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Old 03-23-2005, 11:51 PM   #4
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Mine is good.
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I seem to have very minor leakage. Not enough to warrant going to the dealer to have them replace the gasket. For all I know it might even be just a teeny bit of "runoff" from spilled oil at oil changes.
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I have an appt to take my car in first thing in the morning for "significant" leakage from the valve cover gasket. In 5 weeks (when I last detailed the engine bay--no leaks at that time) I've lost a good 1/2 quart The whole side of my engine is soaked and the front of my transmission sprayed with oil.
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had my variable cam timing solenoid gasket leak..goin to check my valve cover gasket cause i think it may be leaking!
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Old 03-29-2005, 08:56 AM   #8
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Yep, had the gasket replaced too. Theres still a little bit of oil leaking from those little holes by the plug wires, but nothing like before. Try a search for this too, I know its been discussed many times before.
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