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Old 09-11-2007, 03:06 PM   #1
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Hey guys, i just got my 06 last friday and put on a vf30, ported headers, uppipe, etc. Well in this mist of this somehow now my valve cover is leaking oil, i dont know what the hell i did, it wasnt before. Anyways does anyone have any advice, im guessing ill have to pull the motor up and out to get to it. Should i just get a gasket from the dealer, or does someone make some better ones, i am so right now, all i want to do is drive it.
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Old 09-11-2007, 03:52 PM   #2
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Is it the passenger side head? If so, you probably knocked the plastic plug off the back of the head.

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Old 09-11-2007, 04:18 PM   #3
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**** actually i bet thats it, i was doing some reading about people putting in uppipes and this happening, your talking about the half moon shaped piece?

Im scared cause i ran the car for about a total of 1 minute trying to find the leak, and if this was in the valvetrain couldnt it have ****ed something up?
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Old 09-11-2007, 04:24 PM   #4
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i went and checked, is this piece on the top of the backside of the head, its black correct? If so its seems to be in there. When i checked, the oil was like spitting out of the valve cover gasket, should i pull the valve cover off anyways
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Old 09-11-2007, 04:27 PM   #5
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could this have anything to do with running a ported exhaust manifold from a 04 wrx 2.0l motor, maybe to much back pressure, they are a bit different
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Old 09-11-2007, 05:38 PM   #6
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i've yet to see a valve cover leak on a ej2x motor (and damn good thing, looks like a BITCH don't it lol), maybe turbo return line leaking or the half moon piece they're talking about?

header isn't gonna do it
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Old 09-11-2007, 06:04 PM   #7
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Valve cover gaskets aren't that hard to replace while the motor is in the car, I've done both of mine.

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From what it sounds like it isnt to bad, ive already got most of the bolts out besides the one on the very bottom. Im pissed though and kinda worried cause why the hell did this happen, i dont know what i did to cause this, hopefully the valve cover itself did not get damage
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Are there two of the half moon cam seals, cause i can see the one thats higher up on the backside of the head, is there one the further down thats not easily seen
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Old 09-11-2007, 09:28 PM   #10
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does anyone have a part number for the half moon cam seal
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Old 09-11-2007, 10:27 PM   #11
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someone please help me!
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