Valve cover gasket replacement

Alan Cordeiro alancordeiro at
Fri Feb 27 18:02:28 EST 2004

Its not that easy, there is a part of the throttle body that has
to come off to get at one of the bolts at the far rear.
the whole intake plumbing comes off before that.

The timing belt cover is the easiest one in the group....
(The best time to do it would be when you are doing
the timing belt group and replacing the head gasket.
I did not have the foresight to buy the gasket ahead of time,
so I had to reuse the old one)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Ellis" <tom at>
To: <200q20v at>
Sent: Friday, February 27, 2004 5:38 PM
Subject: Valve cover gasket replacement

> I've discovered that I have a bad valve cover gasket (oil in two of the
> holes) and before diving in wanted to ask if there are any tricks to this,
> or anything that could get ugly if I'm not ready.  There is nothing in
> Bentley to help me with this, or if there is I haven't found it.
> It appears fairly straightforward, but it's hard to tell if I'm going to
> have to completely remove the timing cover to get the valve cover free.
> words of wisdom and/or warning would be appreciated!
> Tom Ellis
> 91 200 20v  (soon to be chipped!)
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