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pearlriv
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PostSubject: New owner   Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:49 pm

i just bought a 1995 riv sc ill get pics up eventually but its pearl and black interior but it leaks oil a lil and we took it in and the mechanic said its the rear valve cover gasket and wanted 535 bucks to fix it i got the gaskets myself and did the front one but that back one is buried so its still a bleeder any help?
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PostSubject: Re: New owner   Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:04 pm

wow... if you can get underneath the car maybe you can get to the bottom valve cover bolts from there. I'm not sure about that though it's been a while since I've been under mine. Even if you can it won't be easy, but it would save you the $535.
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PostSubject: Re: New owner   Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:33 pm

You do have to remove a few things to get the rear VC off. IIRC you need to take off the MAP sensor and bracket, you shouldn't have to remove the alt but it makes it a lot easier. You shouldn't have to remove the EGR.

It's really not that bad once you get the top center stuff out of the way.
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PostSubject: Re: New owner   Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:44 pm

i thought mine was leaking. after workin for a couple hours changin the valve cover gaskets- its not the valve cover gaskets. any way, if u can change the front- u should b able t change the back... ya its alot more involved. same as front only ur gunna have to remove the alternator, disconnect the hoses behind the alternater, remove theMAP sensor and the bracket that holds it. its ALOT tighter back there. but with a lil time and alot of cussin the average home mechanic should b able
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PostSubject: Re: New owner   Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:48 pm

oops... jus saw ur post deekster... I didnt have t remove the EGR but the alt had t go...
and BTW~ welcome pearlriv!!!
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PostSubject: Re: New owner   Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:31 pm

Oh yeah - Welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: New owner   Fri Feb 27, 2009 2:23 pm

HI-pearlriv welcome
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PostSubject: Re: New owner   Fri Feb 27, 2009 2:28 pm

deekster_caddy wrote:
Oh yeah - Welcome!

I do that too a lot. Get so caught up in technical questions i forget to say that.



Welcome! Don't be afraid to ask questions. We're a pretty friendly group ( mostly).
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PostSubject: Re: New owner   Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:25 pm

its a 95 sc riv, so it will be the series one engine, so no MAP sensor at all, and the EGR is at the front, not the back. Rear valve covers are a pain on the 95 because we have next to no room at the back as our engine sits a bit higher and further back in the engine bay. Also the big rectangle vaccum box gets in the way. The alternator can stay on if you want, but a trouble spot comes with the rear engine hoist bracket. The rear valve cover won't come off unless your remove or loosen that braket. Speaking from experience I find it much eaiser to pull the supercharger to get access to the back valve cover. Big job to do the rear valve cover gaskets on the series one. Heres a write up that part of it covers getting the SC off if its any help:
http://rivperformance.editboard.com/series-i-engine-transmission-f13/write-up-lower-intake-manifold-change-on-a-95-t4250.htm#54603

If you have any questions just ask, and Welcome to the forum!

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