Your value cover gasket has worn and you want to know how to replace a Jaguar valve cover gasket? The valve cover gasket on your Jaguar is what helps cover and seal the engine head. It is one of many components to help ensure the engine runs smoothly and help prevent oil leaks. One of the signs of knowing when your valve cover gaskets are need to replaced is when oil starts to leak from your Jaguar. You can replace your Jaguar valve cover gasket by following a few simple steps.
To change your Jaguar valve cover gasket you need:
- socket wrench
- socket set
- flat-head screwdriver
- engine degreaser
- new gasket
- RTV sealant
- Remove the valve cover retaining nuts. Locate the nuts near the valve cover. Carefully remove the nuts covering the valve cover to the engine head.
- Pry off the valve cover. Use a flat-head screwdriver to help you remove the valve cover off of the engine
- Clean the surfaces of the engine head and valve cover. Use a razor blade to help you scrape and remove all of the old gasket material. Use a rag and engine degreaser to wipe the surfaces completely clean. Apply the RTV sealant to the surfaces.
- Install the new gasket. Carefully reinstall the valve cover gasket in the proper position on top of the engine head.
Secure the valve cover. Press the valve cover to the gasket and engine head. Tighten all retaining nuts on the valve cover. Start the engine and let if run for a while. Check to make sure nothing is leaking around the valve cover gasket. You are now ready to drive your Jaguar again!