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Oil in well - rocker cover gasket?

Post by Sheridan » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:46 pm

Hi all

Having checked my oil level I noticed it was sat half way between full and empty. I then noticed oil coming from the front right plug well and when I pulled out the plug the well was full of oil. I’m guessing I need the front rocker cover gasket replacing? Expensive?

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Re: Oil in well - rocker cover gasket?

Post by Sheridan » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:52 pm

Also if it is a rocker cover gasket which do I need? Right or left? Should I replace both?

(I checked eurocarparts and they didn’t have any for the Probe but they did for the MX6, much cheaper too!)


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Re: Oil in well - rocker cover gasket?

Post by mojo98 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:02 pm

changing you front gasket is very easy, i wouldn't do the back one if not leaking, but at that price i would get both, just in case for later.
plus you will need some rtv sealant
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Post by Kit » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:41 pm

The IM got to come off to change the rear Cam cover,

Best done under the supervision of someone who's done it before.

AKA EL Plates

The front Cam cover is fairly straight forward

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Post by Kit » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:41 pm

The IM got to come off to change the rear Cam cover,

Best done under the supervision of someone who's done it before.

AKA EL Plates

The front Cam cover is fairly straight forward

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Post by Sheridan » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:20 pm

Thanks for the feedback guys - I’ll probably ask a garage to do it as I’m naff at this.
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Post by EL PLATES » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:39 pm

Kit wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:41 pm
The IM got to come off to change the rear Cam cover,

Best done under the supervision of someone who's done it before.

AKA EL Plates

The front Cam cover is fairly straight forward

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thanks for the plug Duncan,

Yep,
Front is dead easy,
Rear, as said, needs the IM to come off.

Only do what you need.

Happy to help if you need it.

All the best
(PS have you checked the rear plug wells....????)

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Post by Sheridan » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:07 am

I didn’t check the rear wells, will do that after work today.

So is the front the right or the left gasket?
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Post by fuerte » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:07 am

The front is a front gasket and rear is rear.inlet manifold gaskets are left and right.google it on ebay and look out for a BGA make gasket if possible presuming you have 24v.I can send you the BGA part number if you need me too.I only know this as had them all replaced on 2 cars It is .no good looking up how much it cost me at a garage as they did them all and not just the one.

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Post by jrh » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:11 am

Believe me, despite your doubts , if you have a 10mm combination spanner you can change the front cam cover gasket.
Applying RTV around the corner/edges is the most important detail and one the 'garage' might not do, and take umbrage if you explain it to them !
Just be gentle with the pull down on the spanner , one job where it is really difficult to 'get it wrong'.

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Re: Oil in well - rocker cover gasket?

Post by Sheridan » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:40 pm

jrh wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:11 am
Believe me, despite your doubts , if you have a 10mm combination spanner you can change the front cam cover gasket.
Applying RTV around the corner/edges is the most important detail and one the 'garage' might not do, and take umbrage if you explain it to them !
Just be gentle with the pull down on the spanner , one job where it is really difficult to 'get it wrong'.
I’ll give it a go on Saturday! Thanks everyone and thanks for the offer of help Wayne 👍 I should be ok (I think!!!)
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Re: Oil in well - rocker cover gasket?

Post by fuerte » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:01 pm

Sheridan wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:40 pm
jrh wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:11 am
Believe me, despite your doubts , if you have a 10mm combination spanner you can change the front cam cover gasket.
Applying RTV around the corner/edges is the most important detail and one the 'garage' might not do, and take umbrage if you explain it to them !
Just be gentle with the pull down on the spanner , one job where it is really difficult to 'get it wrong'.
I’ll give it a go on Saturday! Thanks everyone and thanks for the offer of help Wayne 👍 I should be ok (I think!!!)
Well done go for it.

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Re: Oil in well - rocker cover gasket?

Post by Sheridan » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:19 am

Tried to do it meself but didn’t want to mess it up so got the garage to do it.

They fitted it yesterday, used RTV etc but there’s still oil in the bottom right front tube. Any ideas??
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Re: Oil in well - rocker cover gasket?

Post by mojo98 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:46 am

They cant of done it correctly or didn't remove the oil from the port, I normally take the hit lead off then get kitchen roll and try and remove as much oil as possible then remove the spark plug and allow any oil that is left to drain into the engine, ok you get a bit of blue smoke.

I put Rtv sealant on all of the gasket and not just on the corners, and again over tighten can damage the seal or if it not been tightened enough?

I suggest that you try and get as much of the oil out with kitchen roll like I do, then see if it fills up again
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Re: Oil in well - rocker cover gasket?

Post by Sheridan » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:24 am

mojo98 wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:46 am
They cant of done it correctly or didn't remove the oil from the port, I normally take the hit lead off then get kitchen roll and try and remove as much oil as possible then remove the spark plug and allow any oil that is left to drain into the engine, ok you get a bit of blue smoke.

I put Rtv sealant on all of the gasket and not just on the corners, and again over tighten can damage the seal or if it not been tightened enough?

I suggest that you try and get as much of the oil out with kitchen roll like I do, then see if it fills up again
Thanks, just used kitchen roll and the oil just kept coming, so it looks like it’s not sealed properly :(

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Re: Oil in well - rocker cover gasket?

Post by cpt black » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:48 am

Give a slight tighten up suspect they didnt clean the cam cover enough to take the sealent

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Re: Oil in well - rocker cover gasket?

Post by jrh » Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:06 am

As CPT Black, gently pull down a bit more but only on those centre row heads with the fancy rubber seals under the cup steel washers.

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Re: Oil in well - rocker cover gasket?

Post by jrh » Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:10 am

Sorry, BUT only after you have read Mojo's reply and still find oil going into the plug well !

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