How to Fix a Leaky Valve Cover Gasket

Replace the leaking gasket on a 4-cylinder engine in less than an hour

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Socket/ratchet set
  • Putty knife, plastic
  • Rubber mallet

You'll also need a torque wrench.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Valve cover gasket kit
  • Vulcanizing (RTV) sealant
  • Brake cleaner

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