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Old 09-29-2012, 08:18 PM   #26
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I just replaced the passenger side, which was leaking. Is there any overwhelming reason why to do the driver's side as well?
Safety ha.
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:54 PM   #27
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well i kind of feel like why fix something isn't broke - worried that if I go to replace it - it will leak after lol.
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:32 PM   #28
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well i kind of feel like why fix something isn't broke - worried that if I go to replace it - it will leak after lol.
Very true. Save it till it leaks or for a boring rainy day
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Old 09-30-2012, 12:18 AM   #29
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But has any one change there PCV valve (NOT TRYING TO A BE A$$) because that can kill ur valve cover gasket with the quickness if u don't change it or any number of gasket that aren't made to take those crank case gases (Blow-by or Oil pan gases) and I will bit it will happen again if u didn't change it out.
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:36 AM   #30
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yeah the previous owner said he changed it, but that is something that I might do just for safety.
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Old 09-30-2012, 12:25 PM   #31
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yeah the previous owner said he changed it, but that is something that I might do just for safety.
I had the dealership do it. The old one with the hose assembly is in the box of parts I gave you
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:27 PM   #32
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Okay cool. Yeah **HOPEFULLY** I fixed it... and didn't make it worse. :P
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:10 AM   #33
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how many half moons are there?
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:14 AM   #34
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4 I think
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:23 PM   #35
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One for each cam?

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Old 10-01-2012, 03:27 PM   #36
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hehe. there's 2 per side.

The instructions I saw didn't say whether to put rtv under them, but the pieces I took out did have rtv on the notched edge - so I put some on there when I replaced them.

I don't think it's leaking unless it's super super slow. I parked over some cardboard let it run for a while, revved it, drove around, no drops that I saw immediately afterward.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:00 PM   #37
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Did you.let the silicone set..how long each.side?

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Old 10-02-2012, 11:49 AM   #38
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I used the Right Stuff grey for imports. I let it set about 16 hours before I started up the car. There doesn't appear to be any oil leaks, but I haven't done a lot of driving yet.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:52 PM   #39
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:33 AM   #40
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:16 AM   #41
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Can u re-use the washers on the valve cover bolts or should u get new ones?
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:25 PM   #42
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^^you can reuse them as long as the rubber portion is still soft. If they are hard then I would replace them.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:50 PM   #43
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Can u re-use the washers on the valve cover bolts or should u get new ones?
new ones are cheap enough, but if you are tight on budget you can clean and re-use, dab a little sealer on them for extra measure.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:44 PM   #44
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new ones are cheap enough, but if you are tight on budget you can clean and re-use, dab a little sealer on them for extra measure.
I just purchased a full set from the dealer and they cost about $40.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:53 PM   #45
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I just purchased a full set from the dealer and they cost about $40.
Wow, things went up, I bought my new set for around $27 from the dealer in TX when i rebuilt last year.

To the OP, FYI the grommets are $8.20 for sets of 5 on rockauto
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:40 PM   #46
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Old 12-26-2013, 07:59 PM   #47
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Old 01-08-2014, 06:56 PM   #48
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Ive finally been hit with the problem,...
so on my 03 WRX, symptoms are fumes and gases coming from my passenger side Head/valve gasket. it dont see any signs of leaking, but strong gases and fumes from it, below the reservoir tank. smells like something is burning...
ive read it all, can my problem be the same thing? a bad gasket, but no leaks? just fumes or something burning.
Thanks and Thank you.
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Old 01-08-2014, 08:18 PM   #49
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could be axle boot torn flinging grease, something is wrong
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Old 01-09-2014, 02:13 PM   #50
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whole area there is clean, no mess or grease splats.
BUT! now it think its not the head//valve gasket...
smells like plastic or rubber mixed with a slight scent of exhaust being burned,... :|
thanks though dudes! going to follow my nose! :|
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