CHANGING VALVE COVER GASKET

2000 Honda Prelude

Tiny

alimb07

December, 26, 2007 AT 2:16 PM

Engine problem
2000 Honda Prelude 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 155000 miles

seeking instructions on changing valve cover gasket

1 Answer

Tiny

kmandeville2

December, 27, 2007 AT 3:44 PM

Well I'm assuming you know how to get to the gasket? Remove the old gasket, whip the groove/seating the gasket sets in. Now lube it with gasket adhesive (they sell it everywhere). Now put everything back together, but do not over tighten the bolt for the valve cover. I usually let it sit for 2-3 hours before starting (personal preference). Although it is an easy procedure, with that amount of milege I would get a valve adjustment while everything is exposed. I have an 2001 Prelude Type-SH and I get an adjustment every 20k mi. And replace gasket when its done. Do not attempt this adjustment on your own, thats a warning.

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