DIY E36 Valve Cover Gasket?

Answer As an automobile like the Mercedes E36 ages, it becomes difficult to locate replacement parts. Simple parts such as valve cover gaskets are easy to locate on most domestic vehicles but can cost yo... Read More »

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What is a valve-cover gasket?

Valve covers form a protective shield over a car engine's valves and rocker arms. The valve-cover gasket is a piece of rubber or cork used to keep a tight seal around the delicate parts under the v... Read More »

How Do You Fix a Valve Cover Gasket Leak?

Valve covers keep oil lubricating the rocker arms and pushrods from leaking from the top of the engine. In time, the gasket material weakens and allows oil to seep onto the engine surrounding the v... Read More »

How to Replace an E36 Valve Cover Gasket?

The valve cover on an engine is the long metal cover that goes over the top of the engine head. This is also a common area for oil leaks to occur. And though this will not necessarily make the eng... Read More »

How to Replace the Valve Cover Gasket on a 2.4L GM?

The rocker arms on the 2.4L GM engine are responsible for opening and closing the exhaust and intake valves in the cylinder head. The valve cover closes these rocker arms off, so you need a gasket ... Read More »