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Sometimes a leaking valve cover gasket can be fixed by simply retorquing the bolts to their proper torque. If that doesn't solve the problem, the gasket will have to be replaced as per your engine manufacturer's specifications.

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Is a valve gasket and a head gasket the same thing?

Valve cover gasket holds oil from the valves from leaking off the top of the head . Head gasket is lower and holds cylinder pressure between the cylinder head and the engine block.

Can coolant leak from the valve cover?

No, if there is coolant in your valve cover it'll be mixed with oil. You blew your head gasket, possibly warped or cracked your head. It may look like coolant is leaking from your valve cover but it's your intake gasket leaking.

Could leaky vale covers cause bad head gasket signs?

If the valve cover is leaking it may let oil flow down the head and make the Head gasket appear to be leaking. Clean the engine and then use oil dye or watch for leaks. If there is a coolant leak it is not the valve cover.

What is oil around the head of your engine mean?

It usually means you have a leaking valve cover gasket.

Could a blown valve cover gasket cause oil to mix with coolant?

No, only a blown head gasket or cracked head will cause coolant to mix with the oil. A leaking valve cover gasket will only cause oil to leak onto the engine block externally.

What causes oil to leak around the head of a Honda vt600 shadow?

rocker cover gasket or valve inspection gasket leaking

Why would there be oil on the outside and on the electrodes of the spark plugs to a 1995 Honda passport?

Leaking valve cover gasket.Leaking valve cover gasket.

Why is oul leaking from your 1992 explorer?

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You have a large oil leak in the right front of your 1998 Saturn vehicle how do you change the head gasket on this vehicle?

An oil leak there is probably a valve cover gasket leaking. it would not require head gasket replacment. Try tightning the bolts on the valve cover. If that does not work then replace the valve cover gasket. Yes it could be the head gasket as there are oil passages in the head and i have heard that head gasket on saturns are prone to failure,look around the valve cover for sings of a leak hopfully that's all it is because replacing the head gasket is costly on th 1.9 sohc

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Why is my 1998 Mercury Villager leaking oil from the front cylinder head near the rear or transmission side of head.?

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How do you know where oil is leaking from when its on your starter?

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Is there any relationship between oil leaking from the valve gasket and tiny bubbles in the radiator when the cap is open?

Hey Bon==No, the bubles can be from a leaking head gasket. Have someone with a tester to check the radiator for gasses. goodluckJoe

What will cause coolant to get in oil head gasket or intake gasket?

The Intake gasket is leaking, NOT THE HEAD GASKET. Replace the intake gasket

Where is the Leaking valve cover gasket?

im guessing someone has told you that you have a 'leaking valve cover gasket'. the valve cover is normally on the top of the engine,above the pistons, sometimes its where you put the oil into. The gasket is where the cover joins with the block.

Is it the valve cover gasket or the head gasket that keep antifreeze out of the oil?

The head gasket seals the head to the engine block. Coolant and oil flow through the head. The gasket prevents then from mixing together. The valve cover gasket only prevents oil from splashing onto the engine and exposing the valve train and moving parts to the outside of the engine. No coolant makes contact with the valve cover gasket.

What does a valve gasket do?

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How to Changing valve cover gasket 2000 catera?

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Why is oil leaking into the coolant?

You need a head gasket.

What would cause Oil leak right side head?

The most common cause is a leaking valve cover gasket. Try tightening the bolts ever so slightly. If that does not cure the leak, and you know for sure the gasket is leaking, then it will have to be replaced.

Why is the oil leaking on your spark plugs in your Lincoln ls 2000?

oil leaking on your spark plugs in your Lincoln LS because you have a leaking valve cover gasket.

If not the head gasket how is water getting into the oil?

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Can you smell a coolant leak at the head gasket?

The head gasket sits between the head and the engine block if it is leaking out where you can see the coolant, yes you can smell the coolant if it is leaking into the engine no you cannot smell the coolant. You can check the oil to see if it has coolant in the oil if it does then the head gasket might be blown.