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Unread 03-31-2009, 09:34 PM   #1
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Valve Cover Gasket

Does any one know how easy it is to install a new valve cove Gasket? Would it be smart to do it my self or should I get a shop to do it? I have Mechanical experience andhave done valve cover gaskets on Imports, but never a Jeep. If instructions can be provided that would be great. Thanks.

its a 2004 WJ 4.0 I6

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Unread 03-31-2009, 09:42 PM   #2
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Take some time and do it yourself, You do not need a whole lot of tools, I did mine, and my brothers ZJ in one day!

Its nothing like a Inline 4 like a honda Ect, The rear bolt(s) are a PITA. but other then that Its ok, Just make sure you torque to spec!
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Unread 03-31-2009, 09:46 PM   #3
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yeah, I did it...pretty easy. Get the Fel-Pro rubber gaskets.
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Unread 04-01-2009, 02:09 AM   #4
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I would just check the bolts first. sometimes they come loose and tightening them back up will fix the leak
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Unread 04-01-2009, 02:12 AM   #5
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the 4.0 should be easy. I had to disconnect the ac hard lines on my 5.2 to get the passenger one out. Was a major PITA, and that didn't fix all of the oil leak, lol.
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Unread 04-01-2009, 04:40 AM   #6
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4.0 is easy. its right there dont need any special tools, i suggest a torque wrench though.
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Unread 04-01-2009, 06:06 AM   #7
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the 4.0 should be easy. I had to disconnect the ac hard lines on my 5.2 to get the passenger one out. Was a major PITA, and that didn't fix all of the oil leak, lol.
it's a bit tough, but you don't need to take those hard lines off. i can do it even with high ratio roller rockers on my head. just takes a bit of creative wiggling.
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Unread 04-14-2009, 11:01 PM   #8
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I'm going to be changing my valve cover gasket on my 1992 Jeep Cherokee, it is definitely time to be done! As far as material, I have noticed there is one made of cork, and then more of a rubber like material. What would you guys recommend?
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Unread 04-14-2009, 11:11 PM   #9
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I'm going to be changing my valve cover gasket on my 1992 Jeep Cherokee, it is definitely time to be done! As far as material, I have noticed there is one made of cork, and then more of a rubber like material. What would you guys recommend?
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Unread 04-14-2009, 11:13 PM   #10
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my gasket has been sitting in the box since i bought it two months ago...ugh i need to get on it
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Unread 04-14-2009, 11:14 PM   #11
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Thanks! Ill be working on that this weekend, it is definitely time!
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