[V6-12v] valve cover gasket change.

James Whitehouse jamescarstuff at aol.com
Tue Mar 15 08:39:26 EST 2005

It was an easy job when I did it. But I don't have EGR on my Euro model.
Remember to apply the two dobs of silicone sealant to the appropriate rear
joints when you reassemble to prevent any further weeping.


On 14/3/05 6:24 pm, "Tom Christiansen" <tomchr at ee.washington.edu> wrote:

> George,
> The crankcase hose is pretty easy to remove from the valve cover. Just
> squeze the two gizmos on the side of the hose connector and pull. I have
> not replaced valve cover gaskets myself, but I agree with your assessment
> that it should be a pretty manageable job.
> Tom
> At 09:33 AM 3/14/2005, George Tur wrote:
>> I took a look at my wife's 1995 A6Q a few days ago and noticed that the valve
>> cover gaskets are weeping in the front. The weeping is heavy enough to have
>> coated the alternator with oil and it looks like the belts are getting
>> splattered also. I've ordered the valve cover gaskets and plan to do it as
>> soon as the temperature goes up a little. I'm getting to old to work in the
>> cold...:-) Looking at the engine layout it looks like it's fairly straight
>> forward, except for the egr/crankcase line running on the back of the
>> driver's side of the engine. This looks like it's right up against the valve
>> cover. Do I have to disassemble that line or is there any easy way around it?
>> Has anyone done the valve covers recently and have some handy tips or
>> instructions available?
>> George Tur
>> 91 V8 & 95 A6Q
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