1998 Saturn Astra Repair Question
Sounds like your technician is not doing it properly-See below
NOTE: Engines are assembled with black composite cam covers.
Remove Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PVC) valve hose.
Remove cam cover fasteners.
Remove the cam cover assembly.
NOTE: Inspect the cam cover isolations for cracks. Replace the isolators if deterioration exist. Gaskets over one year old may take a set and should be replaced. Gaskets under one year old do not need replacement. A small drop of RTV must be installed at the two T-joints whenever the cam cover is installed.
Install new cam cover gaskets, if removed.
Install the cam cover assembly.
Install the PVC valve hose.
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I took the car back to my mechanic and apparently the problem was the pcv valve. it was stopped up. i hope this is a permanent fix. thanks for your answer as i was and still am uncertain. so far we drove it over 40 miles and no leak.
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