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PostSubject: Valve cover gaskets (Series I SC)   Valve cover gaskets (Series I SC) EmptyTue Dec 20, 2011 1:04 pm

Looking at my engine, I have a question for those who have done the valve cover gaskets before. Would it be worth the hassle and gasket to remove the supercharger to get to the rear cover?
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PostSubject: Re: Valve cover gaskets (Series I SC)   Valve cover gaskets (Series I SC) EmptyTue Dec 20, 2011 1:49 pm

On the Series II SC, we just remove the alternator and support brackets. The rear cover should come off. You may need to remove the fuel rail. Series I SC could be different, but I doubt it.

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PostSubject: Re: Valve cover gaskets (Series I SC)   Valve cover gaskets (Series I SC) EmptyWed Dec 21, 2011 4:58 pm

So were you able to install the gasket easily without removing the blower?

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PostSubject: Re: Valve cover gaskets (Series I SC)   Valve cover gaskets (Series I SC) EmptyWed Dec 21, 2011 5:27 pm

Yes. Once I got the fuel rail, wiring harness, and alternator out of the way, it was not too bad. The hardest part was holding the p/s line up out of the way to remove and install the cover. I even think the fuel rail wasn't absoulutely necessary to remove, but it made a lot of extra room to move the harness around.
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PostSubject: Re: Valve cover gaskets (Series I SC)   Valve cover gaskets (Series I SC) EmptyWed Apr 25, 2012 5:18 pm

Does anyone know the torque specs for a the valve covers on a 95 L67?
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PostSubject: Re: Valve cover gaskets (Series I SC)   Valve cover gaskets (Series I SC) EmptyWed Apr 25, 2012 6:23 pm

My FSM is at the shop, but IIRC its 89 inch/lbs.

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PostSubject: Re: Valve cover gaskets (Series I SC)   Valve cover gaskets (Series I SC) EmptyWed Apr 25, 2012 9:47 pm

Thanks Karma!
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PostSubject: Re: Valve cover gaskets (Series I SC)   Valve cover gaskets (Series I SC) EmptyMon Jun 18, 2012 11:32 am

I am going to try to tackle the rear valve cover gasket today. So will i have to completely remove my belts and alternator?
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PostSubject: Re: Valve cover gaskets (Series I SC)   Valve cover gaskets (Series I SC) EmptyMon Jun 18, 2012 12:16 pm

The more you get out of the way the better. Keep in mind you need enough room to get the valve cover to clear the rockers(Moving straight off the head.), which is harder to do at the back. The alternator will need to come off so you can get in there, and IIRC the rear engine lift braket will need to be at least loosened.

The series one has a taller deck, so the rear valve cover is much less accessable than the series 2. I honestly find it easiest to pull the SC too if I'm needing to go messing around back there. But that job is only easy once you have done it once.

Edit: and as said above, those power steering lines are right in the way...

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PostSubject: Re: Valve cover gaskets (Series I SC)   Valve cover gaskets (Series I SC) EmptyTue Jun 19, 2012 12:43 am

I need to do my valve cover gaskets and I'm putting it off because of the back one. What should I torque the valve cover bolts at? Or can I just tighten it be eye?
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PostSubject: Re: Valve cover gaskets (Series I SC)   Valve cover gaskets (Series I SC) EmptyTue Jun 19, 2012 12:49 am

I tighten them to just tight in a criss cross pattern.never had any leaks.
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PostSubject: Re: Valve cover gaskets (Series I SC)   Valve cover gaskets (Series I SC) EmptyTue Jun 19, 2012 11:18 am

The official torque spec on VC bolts is very low, I think 11 or 12. If you use a 1/4 in ratchet and make them 'just tight', and crisscross like robo said, you should be fine.
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