Rocky Mountain Club B5

Discussion Forums => Maintenance => Topic started by: RW on February 02, 2009, 04:26:59 PM

Title: Valve cover gasket swap
Post by: RW on February 02, 2009, 04:26:59 PM
I have to do a valve cover gasket swap on a 2000 V6 B5. Does anybody have a how-to on this or a link to one? I've looked around and I can't find one for my car and I don't have a Bentley manual or anything. I am pretty sure this the gasket kit I need. Is this a good product and price? (

While I am in there is there anything else I should replace and or any opportunities to upgrade?
Title: Re: Valve cover gasket swap
Post by: PasSoup on February 03, 2009, 06:19:07 PM
Not hard, ask Ian, he helped on mine.
Title: Re: Valve cover gasket swap
Post by: kraut-sled on February 04, 2009, 10:00:55 AM
It is not a "hard" job, but you do need to be aware of a few things.

1. You must clean the mating surfaces of the head and the valve cover extremely well, or you have wasted your time.  No silicone can be left behind and the oil must be completely wiped clean with brake parts cleaner so the surface is dry.

2. If you are trying to stop an oil leak, you should also replace the cam chain tensioner gasket also.  This is more then likely the main source of the leak.  This job is not so easy and requires a special tool to compress the tensionor.

3. Take your time.

4. Buy the parts locally from me, they are less and you do not have to wait for them to ship in.

HTH - Randy