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Old 04-19-2010, 08:04 AM   #1
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I have leaking valve cover gasket on the passenger side. I was wondering how long it should take me and my friend who used to be a mechanic?
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:08 AM   #2
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ranks up there in the laziest question dept. Your 'mechanic' friend should already know this.


maybe 15-30 mins and that is if you are goofing off. Its a valve cover...not a head replacement
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lol would prob take me 2 days
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i'd say 15-30min is a stretch, but not too long. just make sure to use some hondabond to adhear the valve cover gasket to the valve cover to it doesn't get pinched or come loose as u install it. u don't need much just a little bit around the corners to help it stick in
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i'd say 15-30min is a stretch, but not too long. just make sure to use some hondabond to adhear the valve cover gasket to the valve cover to it doesn't get pinched or come loose as u install it. u don't need much just a little bit around the corners to help it stick in
That was the answer I was looking for, thanks Alex!

My mechanic was not sure since he had never done one on a Legend, therefore I was trying to ask our wonderful forum members before jumping into it.

Now onto why its blowing smoke out of the tailpipe soo damn much while at idle... Valve seals? Piston rings? SHG for the 2nd time??
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is the smoke white? disappears after taking off? Sounds like BHG...thats what my G2 was doing....kept getting worse
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white smoke = coolant
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Passenger side is easy enough for most novice mechanics to do. Just remove the coils and unplug the wire harness and move aside. There's not much else in the way.
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Get all the little grommets off and you won't have too much trouble.

Honestly, I struggled with it: I had no clue what I was doing and one of the sealing grommets was hella stubborn. Once it was off though, it was a piece of cake.

Be careful torquing on the far side: I snapped a stud (luckily up high so I can go in and replace it later pretty easily, with any luck) torquing the cover nut on. That thing only needs like 1 ft lb or something obscene like that.
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torquing the cover nut on. That thing only needs like 1 ft lb or something obscene like that.
there 7ft lbs
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