Driver's side Camcover Gasket
So oil was leaking from the cam cover to the exhaust manifold
which can get rather unpleasant after a while as Levi found out on his trip back
from NC. Looking from underneath this has been going on for a while as there is
oil all down that side of the engine, it also managed to run down the steering
Ordered the 'kit' from 928 International, I could have bought
gaskets for both sides but am trying to prioritize repairs so skipped that for
- Remove air filter housing and protect the MAF, a plastic bag and rubber
||Here is a good shot of the MAF.
- Remove the ignition leads, careful leverage with a
screwdriver and rag 'pops' the spark plug caps, the lead clamps were not
bolted down to the cam covers so that made life easy for removal.
||Ignition leads now removed
- Remove the hose from the inlet to the brake booster, mine
were pretty hard looking and were retained by the crimp on style clamps. A
visit to the local parts store with some generic breather hose and
adjustable clamps was needed, easy and cheap replacement.
- Move vacuum lines out of the way, I unplugged the cruise
control/vacuum reservoir connection and then placed behind the brake
- A couple of extra steps I didn't realize had to be done :-)
remove the 3 bolts holding the throttle bracket to the intake and place out
of the way.
||Throttle assembly now out of the way
- Remove engine hoist bracket, this is held in by 13mm bolts
out of site.
- Now you are ready for the loosening of the camcover bolts,
most are easy to get at but two of the bottom bolts are a real PITA, get
your 5mm Hex key and take your time. Don;t bother removing the bolts they
will come out with the camcover.
- With some wiggling remove the cover from the vehicle, look out for the
spark plug seals as they tend to fall off, congratulate yourself, refitting
is actually easier !!!
||Picture of the exposed valve train
- Remove bolts from the cover and make sure you make a note of where they
came from as there are different lengths.
||Here is the cover after the bolts have been removed, plenty
grubby and in need of refinishing but that will have to wait.
||Here is how I kept the bolt location identified.
- Clean everything, including the gasket surface on the engine, mine had
sealer on the corners.
- Remove the two plastic plugs which are held in place with a circlip, there
is actually an o-ring on the plugs but my old ones were the same consistency
as the plug !!!
- With replacement put the cover back on minus the bolts, then put the bolts
back where they came from with the associated new rubber seal.
||Nearly finished .....
||New hoses and clamps to finish it all off.