03 valve cover gasket
Looks like I have as leaky passenger side valve cover gasket. Mechanic friend said its a rubber gasket shouldn't be bad just tighten the bolts. Since its rubber what causes it to fail? Can I just tighten the bolts?
Its a common problem, just buy new gaskets its not too hard of a fix. If you tighten the bolts down uneven you could damage the valve cover or if you tighten them too much you could break them off.
Bolts will only tighten so much, only true way is to replace. Its not bad maybe 30 minutes to get your tools out/swap it and clean up
04 KJ JBA 4 IN COILOVER, 32s 4.10s
03 KJ JBA 2.5 T.C. LIFT, 31s 4.10s
Originally Posted by tommudd View Post
Passenger side is the harder of the two sides to repair since the heater lines run over top of the valve cover, but once those and the coolant reservoir are out of the way it goes very quickly.
2003 Renegade, Black
- 3.7L, 42RLE, 4.10's, ARB Bull Bar, Smittybilt XRC 9500lb Winch, 4X Guard Trans skid, Skid Row Engine skid, Factory T-case & Tank skids, Custom BoulderBars, JBA Front Coilovers, OME 948 rear springs, Bilstein rear shocks, JBA A-Arms, Moabs with Goodyear Duratracs 265/70-16
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