Valve Cover Gasket

Derek Pulvino dbpulvino at
Mon May 25 12:12:02 PDT 2009


Waaaaay back when, I replaced that gasket too.  Don't remember it  
being successful in stopping the oil seeps from the top of the head.   
Even had a shop do it again several years later with the same results.

I don't remember whether I had to remove the throttle body for some  
reason I think not.  I do however remember the allen head bolts that  
secured the cover being very soft.  Twisted several to their demise  
even at the specified torque value (maybe the wrench needed  


On May 25, 2009, at 12:00 PM, 200q20v-request at wrote:

> Message: 1
> Date: Sun, 24 May 2009 17:21:48 -0700
> From: Kneale Brownson <kneale at>
> Subject: Valve Cover Gasket
> To: 200q20v at
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> I'm about to replace a leaking valve cover gasket on the Avant.
> Am I correct in assuming I need to remove the throttle body?
> There's supposed to be a gasket between the throttle body and the  
> intake.
> Is that a dry gasket I'll be able to reuse or do I need to source  
> that gasket?

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