2002 Jaguar Vanden Plas Valve cover gaskets leaking

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2002 Jaguar Vanden Plas V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic

Need to replace the VC gaskets, any tips?
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Sunday, January 24th, 2010 AT 4:59 PM

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Removal ("A" Bank)
Open the engine compartment hood to service position and install body protection covers. Disconnect the battery ground cable and remove the battery cover. Carefully remove the engine covers, taking care not to damage the plastic retainers or the rubber inserts.
Remove the 2 bolts which secure the air intake tube to the throttle body. Disconnect the air intake tube from the throttle body. See Fig. 13.
Release the 5 clips which secure the air cleaner cover. See Fig. 14. Disconnect the airflow meter connector.
Remove the air intake tube/airflow meter/air cleaner cover assembly. See Fig. 15. Remove and discard the air intake tube-to-throttle body rubber seal.
Disconnect the variable camshaft timing oil control solenoid electrical connector. See Fig. 97.
Remove the 6 coil on-plug cover bolts and remove the coil on-plug cover. See Fig. 98.
Remove the harness from retaining clips as necessary and disconnect coil connectors. See Fig. 99.
Remove ignition coil bolts and remove ignition coils. See Fig. 100.
Remove the clips which secure the engine harness to the valve cover. See Fig. 101.
Remove the 14 valve cover bolts. The seal on the bolts may hold the bolts in place. Remove the valve cover, bolts and seals as an assembly. See Fig. 102.
Remove each valve cover bolt and seal from the valve cover. See Fig. 103. Discard valve cover bolt seals.
Remove and discard the inner and outer valve cover seals. See Fig. 104. Clean all parts and sealing faces.
Installation
Install NEW valve cover inner and outer seals in the valve cover. See Fig. 104.
Install NEW sealing rings to each valve cover bolts. Fit the bolts to the valve cover. Each bolt is retained by the sealing ring. See Fig. 103.
Apply RTV Sealant (WSS-M4G320-A3) on the 2 joints between the front of the cam cover and the cylinder head. See Fig. 105. The application of sealant must be 3 mm diameter by 12 mm long. Install the valve cover immediately after applying the sealant.
Position the valve cover onto the cylinder head without smearing the sealant and start the threads of each valve cover bolt. Ensure that the studded valve cover bolts are in the proper position. Tighten the valve cover bolts to specification and in the proper sequence. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS. See Fig. 106.
Install the clips which secure the engine harness to the cam cover. See Fig. 101.
Install ignition coils and ignition coil bolts. See Fig. 100. Tighten the ignition coil bolts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS.
Install the coil on-plug cover and the 6 coil on-plug cover bolts. See Fig. 98. Tighten bolts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS.
Connect the variable camshaft timing oil control solenoid connector. See Fig. 97.
Install a NEW air intake tube-to-throttle body seal and install the air intake tube/airflow meter/air cleaner cover assembly. See Fig. 15.
Secure the 5 air cleaner cover clips and connect the airflow meter connector. See Fig. 14.
Connect the air intake tube to the throttle body and install the 2 bolts which secure the air intake tube to the throttle body. See Fig. 13.
Install a NEW strap to secure the vacuum pipe to the intake manifold elbow.
Connect battery. See BATTERY RECONNECT PROCEDURE under MISCELLANEOUS.
Carefully install the right engine cover, taking care not to damage the plastic retainers or the rubber inserts.
Remove the body protection sheets and close the engine compartment hood.
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