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DIY ; How To Change Rocker Cover Gaskets

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DIY ; How To Change Rocker Cover Gaskets

Postby Altezzahead » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:51 pm

This is the way I changed mine and maybe it will help others if they are thinking of doing the same.Do it on a dry day or garage and take your time .

Tools + items needed , Allen Key , 10mm Socket , 10mm Ring Spanner (maybe a 12mm as well), long nosed pliers , marker , Clean cloths and a clean plastic bag.
2 new Cylinder Head gaskets shown in picture below (Part Number included) .
Price from Toyota €25 .

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Before You remove anything i would advise have something to keep the different sets of screws/bolts and write where your taking them out of so you don't lose track.

1. Remove Plastic Rocket Cover (Strut Bar have to be removed first if you have one). 7 Allen key screws to take out.
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2. After the Plastic rocket cover is removed I numbered the coilpacks (yellow in pic below) and removed the 4 bolts.Next you will need a long nose pliers to pry open clips on the end of 2 different rubber pipes . Just squeeze the clips back over the pipe a bit and you should be able to pull the pipes out (see pic below) . These have no fluid in them.

In the pic below you will see 2 more pipes at the back of the cylinder head , i just opened the bolt holding the bracket so I had more access the cylinder head. In pic below you will see written in red "Remove from rocket cover" This bolt holds 2 earth wires that are attached to the head , this needs to be done as well .
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2. Pull out the 4 coilpacks starting with the one closest to you and work your way back . At the very front of the cylinder head there is another screw holding the coilpack leads onto the cylinder head , remove this. At the back right hand corner of the cylinder head are 2 electrical connecters , unplug them also. (see in pic below)
Now you can start to take out the 7 head cylinder bolts (10mm socket) .

CONTINUED IN NEXT POST.
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Re: DIY ; How To Change Cylinder Head Gaskets

Postby Altezzahead » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:15 pm

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3. After bolts are removed lift the cylinder head off with care . Have a plastic bag ready to place it into to avoid dirt etc getting into it. I gave mine a clean around the channels with a good clean cloths after removing the old seals (they just pull out very easily) . Also remove and grim or black rubber left on the edge of the cylinder head cover and head its self.
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4. Now all you need to do is put in the new seals into the cylinder head cover , start in one corner and work your way around . Make sure the seals are firmly pressed into the channels .
The cylinder head cover is now ready to be put back on . Take your time when putting it in place to knock the seals out of place . Put all the bolts back in once the cover is in place and lined up properly. When tightening these bolts I did each bolt about 3 times so the cover sealed evenly . DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN ANY BOLTS.
Its time to work your way back and put it all together again. Check your have everything back in place , screws , bolts , clips , pipes and oil cap . Thats about it really.

I would advise to change your spark plugs while your your doing this job. 2 of my plugs had a lot of oil on them so it was probably the old seal after weakening
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Re: DIY ; How To Change Cylinder Head Gaskets

Postby donut46 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:17 pm

nice job ronan fair play lad good info 8)
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Re: DIY ; How To Change Cylinder Head Gaskets

Postby Altezzahead » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:22 pm

donut46 wrote:nice job ronan fair play lad good info 8)


writing the post took longer than the job :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: DIY ; How To Change Cylinder Head Gaskets

Postby Alex-evita » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:04 pm

well done.Cool!
do it once and do it right !!!

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Re: DIY ; How To Change Rocker Cover Gaskets

Postby Altezzahead » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:08 pm

Oh and thanks to Damok as well , he got a few phone calls from me to get helpful tips .

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Re: DIY ; How To Change Rocker Cover Gaskets

Postby Noel » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:14 pm

Nice job :)
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Re: DIY ; How To Change Rocker Cover Gaskets

Postby Dizz » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:28 pm

Now a How-To, cheers Ronan! :wink:


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