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Old 11-08-2011, 07:48 PM
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Valve cover gasket ?

Is it possible to change the passenger side valve cover gasket on a 2003 f250 without tearing half the motor apart ?
I have a leak on the bottom rear corner. I washed the engine top and bottom and its starting to leak after 1000 miles out of that corner.

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Is it possible to change the passenger side valve cover gasket on a 2003 f250 without tearing half the motor apart ?
I have a leak on the bottom rear corner. I washed the engine top and bottom and its starting to leak after 1000 miles out of that corner.
For more room...you'll have to pull the CAC (turbo to intercooler) tube, heater lines and glow plug controler. Much easier on the odd side (passenger) than the even (driver) side of the engine. Or at least IMHO.
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I just had mine off for the first time. I found it very helpful to use a flex-head gear wrench to reach the ones closest to the evaporator housing. It's easier to get them from the bottom than it is from the top IMO. Your gaskets should be reusable, may just need to snug it a little.

And yes, definitely pull the CAC tube and wahtever else is in the way. You'll be glad you did.
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Try just torquing it to spec. The gasket is reusable and very durable, so I doubt it is damaged.
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This weekend I will loosing all the bolts and retorque them as you guys reccomend. I will give that a try first.
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