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Rocker cover gaskets

savage1987

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A mechanic recently mentioned to me that my driver's side rocker cover gasket needs replacing. I figure if they're not too expensive I'll do both at once . . . are they expensive? Could I fit them myself? (I've never taken the covers off before, so I don't know what's involved there . . .)

A couple of mates who own a VP and a VR also have this problem, so there's quite a saving if we could do the job ourselves . . .

Also, mine's a S1 VN V6 and theirs are the S2 (obviously) . . . did the gaskets change? I can't imagine they would have . . .

Any info appreciated.
Cheers
Sam
 

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Rocker cover gasket's are cheap as, just go to your local supercheap or autopro.
putting them in is extremely easy, just a couple off bolts to undo.
 

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all the oil will be a the bottom of you motor so you don't have to drain any oil. it would near on be one of the easiest job you will even have to do..
 

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no u dont need to drain oil, just take the 6 bolts i think off and replace gasket, do both not just one
 

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while were on the point of rocker covers, my passenger side cover has sort of blown out at the sides near the headers... now i know i definently have to replace the one side but does anyone know what could have done this?!?! i will take some photos of this arvo when i get home from school...
 

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you can do 'em yourself. you don't need a torque wrench. don't over tighten then as all you'll you is sqwash the new gasket out from between the head and rocker cover and ruin it
 

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I replaced my own rocker cover gaskets too, but apparently I ****ed it, coz a few months later I had a mondo oil leak, and failed my roadworthy check because of it :(
 
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