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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-15-2009, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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Valve cover gasket replacement

Over the weekend I replace the valve cover gasket on my 04 I-5 3.5L, and let me tell you that it was no fun or easy thing to do. The biggest pain is removing the intake manifold so you can access the last two (2) valve cover bolts. If anyone out there is thinking about tackling this job get yourself a good diagram of the intake manifold showing the bolt locations. Also don't be afraid to remove just about everything from the driver side of the engine compartment to get to the bolts. If anyone is thinking about doing this I'll offer any advice I have.
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Thanks for the heads-up and to cFans!


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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-17-2009, 12:29 PM
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Re: Valve cover gasket replacement

Hi,
Yes you are **** right!!
Just did this also to clean the injectors.
Had to loose this intake manifold, starter, front left wheel, inner fenderguard, etc...
It was like **** to getting to the screws to loose the Manifold and take out the Injectors rail.
Bye...
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Red face Replacing Valve Cover Gasket... NEED HELP!

Attempting to remove the valve cover, never had to remove an intake manifold to remove a valve cover. Do I have to remove the intake manifold in order to remove the valve cover?! or is there some kind of trick to getting the last 3 bolts loose to remove the cover? I have a 2005 Chevy Colorado Xtreme with the I5 engine. I got the spark plug coil packs removed and had a ton of oil in the first spark plug coil pack well. The main goal is to replace my valve cover Gasket. I simply cant get to it. Can a girl get a little help here? PLEASE AND THANK YOU!
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I don't have that type of engine so the only information I have is from the Service Manual. The instructions are a bit lengthy. If one of the other guys doesn't come by soon, PM me an email address and I'll send a copy of the instructions. According to the Manual, the Intake Manifold must be removed first. Lots of guys have the I5. Someone should drop by soon.
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and intake removal is required. Going thru the fender well with a lot of extensions and maybe a universal 10mm socket will help.

Keep track of the intake o-rings. They can fall out or stick to the head.
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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-22-2014, 05:37 PM
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Hi MisZxtreme / others.

Did you ever find more details / information on this? I've got oil on my plug threads on #4 (and throwing p0304), so I'm guessing I need to replace the gaskets.

I'd love to tackle this over the long weekend if I can find details on how to remove the valve cover!

Thanks all!
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Hi MisZxtreme / others.

Did you ever find more details / information on this? I've got oil on my plug threads on #4 (and throwing p0304), so I'm guessing I need to replace the gaskets.

I'd love to tackle this over the long weekend if I can find details on how to remove the valve cover!

Thanks all!
The instructions are a bit involved. PM me an email address and I'll send the instructions. Need the Model Year and the Engine information.
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Intructions?

I could sure use those instructions right about now. ewdtrey@aol.com
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