How Do Valve Cover Breathers Work?

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What Is the Purpose of Valve Cover Breathers?

Valve cover breathers are generally used with older engines and act as vents to release blowby-induced pressure in an engine's crankcase. Though modern engines take this venting one step further by... Read More »

How to Work the Valve Cover Gaskets in a Montero?

The valve covers on the Mitsubishi Montero are made of pressed steel or aluminum, depending on the year and engine size. Both types of valve covers use rubber gaskets. If the gaskets become dry-rot... Read More »

DIY E36 Valve Cover Gasket?

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 »

How to Remove a 2.3L Valve Cover?

The 2.3-liter engine is found in the Ford Escape Hybrid. The valve cover prevents oil from leaking out of the engine, which could ultimately cause a fire, if ignored for too long a time. The oil de... Read More »