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Old 21 Apr 2014, 12:19 pm
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Hi guys.

Quick question about spark plug seals.

I have searched the forum but I cannot find any how too for the spark plug seal replacement procedure?

I know that the valve cover must come off and its gasket also replaced.

My car is an 05 turbo convertible.

It looks straight forward but any help would be appreciated.

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Old 21 Apr 2014, 12:43 pm
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Welcome to the forum.

Don't know if this will answer all your questions, but it might help.



Personally, except for the oblong gaskets between the upper and lower manifold of the Non-turbo PT's, if I'm going to the trouble of taking off the valve cover to replace the plug seals, I'd put new gaskets in whatever part that used them, and yes the plug seals go in from the inside of the valve cover so it needs to come off.

Also, follow the tightening down sequence of the valve cover when your done and do each rotation three times tightening them down first to 40 in-lbs, then 80 in-lbs and lastly 105 in-lbs.
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Old 21 Apr 2014, 02:16 pm
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Thanks Crewzin,

Yes your reply helps a bit.

I was just hoping that someone who has done the seals can give me any hints or tricks with the job. Also a step by step would be nice.

BTW that was my first post even though I joined the forum 3 years ago.

I like to read and learn more than just asking without research.

Thanks again.
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Old 21 Apr 2014, 03:16 pm
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Very simple. They pull right off and you pop the new ones on how the old ones went. Nothing special
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be a great time to really clean the cover inside and out not thgat it will run better but hey im just that way
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Old 21 Apr 2014, 04:09 pm
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I think my question is NOT clear.

I just need a step by step on what needs to come off and in what order to get down to the valve cover.

Does the throttle body need to come off? The manifold etc?

Sorry for the confusion. The less parts I need to remove the better.
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Old 21 Apr 2014, 04:17 pm
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not much diffrent than tdoing the plugs is it??
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Old 21 Apr 2014, 05:58 pm
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not much diffrent than tdoing the plugs is it??
On mine,very different.

When I changed the plugs they just came out through the cover without removing anything.

Anyone actually taken the valve cover off who can chime in?

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Old 21 Apr 2014, 06:09 pm
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Just my 2 cents but when your in there if its "In the way" take it off , take pictures if your unsure then put it back together
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Old 21 Apr 2014, 06:29 pm
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Just my 2 cents but when your in there if its "In the way" take it off , take pictures if your unsure then put it back together
What a concept. I was just asking if there is anything I might miss that is hidden and could break easy. It does not look like a tough job. Just looking for some tips. I guess after all these years I will be the first to actually do this job.
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