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Old 12-10-2011, 02:19 AM
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DIY Spark Plug and Valve Cover Gasket Replacement 3.0

Hi everyone - I just replaced spark plug and valve cover gasket for my 04 3.0. There are DIY photos I'd like to share. This is what worked for me.

1. SPARK PLUG REPLACEMENT



































2. VALVE COVER REPLACEMENT



























Reassembling engine cover and connect vent pipe + front cover.
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:37 AM
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now..
T H A T
is a photo tour..

Much thanx for all the work!

(noted that the gloves and pretty pliers were missing from the first photo though )
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:19 PM
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What's the reason for the gasket gel?
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:49 PM
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Perfect! We were missing the 3.0 DIY in the articles and now we have a very complete instruction set.
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Old 12-10-2011, 02:01 PM
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Thanx for this great DIY I imagine this would be the same for a 4.4? or is there anything different that would have to be done...other than adding two more Spark Plugs?
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Old 12-10-2011, 03:46 PM
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I have a 4.4 but enjoyed that! One of the better photographic walk throughs for mechanically unsound people like me
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:03 PM
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Phr3d, i forgot to include pliers but we can use flat phillips screwdriver or even ginger nail to pry out these plastic retainers.

dkl, i did not apply gasket gel all the way round the cylinder head but only 4 places where they designed room for camshafts.

Miniz guy - yes there is no DIY for this in the article section. So it should help us to have one DIY in that section. If i have time, I will post DIY Engine belt, AC belt, pulley and tensioner + pulley in the forum tonight.

At first, I was thinking just replace spark plug but when I pulled sparks out of their housing, I saw oil on spark threads and washer so I decide to replace Valve cover gasket.
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Old 12-10-2011, 05:10 PM
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j/k StartX5, I was pretty sure you had borrowed the pliers from me, my kit being older than me, which my kids assure me exceeds dirt.

just replaced the belts, wish I had waited.. again, Great Work ('lotta work to document and post)
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Great DIY!
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This is right on time! Was just changing plugs and coils this afternoon and number 3 was full of oil, so this is next.

BTW, my local euro-repair shop quoted $243 for labor and $19 for sealant on this job and they are much cheaper than the dealer.

Thx for the pro writeup!
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