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post #1 of 13 Old 01-07-2014, 03:31 AM Thread Starter
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Wj Change of valve cover gasket 3.1TD

Need to change valve cover gasket on my WG with 3.1TD engine. There is not much space above the cover. Is if there enough room to lift of the valve cover when the intake pipe above is removed?

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post #2 of 13 Old 05-14-2016, 05:19 AM
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Hi norrleif

are you still around on this forum? I'm just wondering how you got on with changing the valve cover gasket. I have a slow oil leak on mine, well it leaks oil on local use but on a longer run when the engine reach's full operating temp it barely loose's any oil.

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post #3 of 13 Old 05-14-2016, 08:04 AM
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Look at the start and the end of the vid...


Its possible with only removing the intake pipe,but much easier to handle with a lowered engine ....


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"much easier to handle with a lowered engine "

Thanks OldGreyV8, that's the tip I wanted>

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post #5 of 13 Old 05-26-2016, 03:54 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Richard,
I have not changed mine, leak is not that bad mainly moisture around the valve cover. Checked the workshop manual and the engine have to be lowered via the left engine mount, intake pipe have to be removed and also the AC compressor line over the valve cover have to be removed. Let me know if you make the change and your findings.
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post #6 of 13 Old 05-26-2016, 06:00 AM
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Thanks Leif, The gasket has arrived and one day I will crack on with it! When I do the job I will let you know how I get on. (I have been warned that the old gasket sticks to the heads or cover and is a b1tch to remove!).
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post #7 of 13 Old 05-26-2016, 11:59 AM
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I have been told by a former Jeep mechanic who had my 3.1 in bits more than once that its possible to do the gasket without removing the a/c pipe
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post #8 of 13 Old 05-27-2016, 02:26 AM
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Thanks Carl, that is handy to know.

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post #9 of 13 Old 06-06-2016, 11:32 PM
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hijeep friends, is there any advice for rempving the bolt for the engine mount? there is no place to work too and my bolt is totally rustet and wouldnt go off.

or how can i get off the valve cover without lowering the engine. do i have to cut out the "anti noise materiel" above the cover, i dont know the english name sorry

thanks adrian
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hijeep friends, is there any advice for rempving the bolt for the engine mount? there is no place to work too and my bolt is totally rustet and wouldnt go off.

or how can i get off the valve cover without lowering the engine. do i have to cut out the "anti noise materiel" above the cover, i dont know the english name sorry

thanks adrian
look at the pics in the link below...its the hardcore version...

http://images.google.de/imgres?imgur...h=955&biw=1920

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The link is for the wrong diesel engine, thats the later german one. This thread is about the italian VM one.
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The link is for the wrong diesel engine, thats the later german one. This thread is about the italian VM one.
But its the same way to do it !!!

Cut out the upper piece ,and there is no need to lower the engine...

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But its the same way to do it !!!

Cut out the upper piece ,and there is no need to lower the engine...

hi jeep freinds

lade, but here is my solution and answer

i lowered the engine, the bolt for the engine mount was faulty but i got it out and then some cm lower and the valve cover can be removed very easily...

now with a new bolt it would never be a big problem and work

thanks
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