1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass Valve Cover Gaskets

Tiny
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  • 1986 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 116,000 MILES
How to replace valve cover gaskets on 86 oldsmobile cutlass?
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Saturday, August 16th, 2008 AT 12:33 AM

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Tiny
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Hello,

Changing the gaskets are pretty simple. Getting to them sometimes can be a pain.

You will have some wiring that will need to be moved out of the way to get the cover off, you will also have to remove the breather and the hoses goning into the valve cover.

Then you'll have remove the bolts from around the valve cover there are usually 1at each corner and 2 or 3 inbetween there may also be a spark plug wire holder on a couple of the bolts that will need to come off.

You will need some form a gasket to help hold the new gasket in place. Once you get the cover off clean it then place a thin coat of the sealer on the cover and put gasket in place making sure all holes line up and let sit while take other side off and do the same. While the sealer is setting up clean area on engine were cover setsonce clean the first cover you removed should be ready to reinstall. When tighten the bolts start by snug them hand tight then tighten them down evenly till gasket just starts to squeeze out.

Then put everthing back in place.
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Saturday, August 16th, 2008 AT 7:53 AM

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