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Old 11-26-2014, 03:04 AM   #1
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Default Removing Half Moon Cam Seals/Gaskets. HOW?!

Hey guys,

I'm doing a valve cover gasket replacement and figured I replace the half moon gaskets as well. Problem is that I can't seem to get them out. I bet they're sealed in there with hondabond from the factory. Any ideas? I looked at several DIYs and no one mentioned this problem.

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Old 11-26-2014, 07:56 AM   #2
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I used a pair of channel locks and moved them back and forth till they gave way.


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Old 11-26-2014, 09:39 AM   #3
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No need to remove them if they are not damaged.
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Old 11-26-2014, 02:35 PM   #4
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Got out with some old man strength and some pliers. Those things were definitely I there and coated with sealant.

I was doing a valve cover gasket change and figured that I might as well replace them anyways. Thanks for the help!


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Old 11-27-2014, 12:44 PM   #5
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I would, not worth the risk to not change them while your in there especially on a 03 with some significant mileage(assuming thats what your working on). Old man strength trumps all.
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Old 11-27-2014, 04:52 PM   #6
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easiest way. used a flat head screwdriver and tap it with a hammer.
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Old 11-27-2014, 05:02 PM   #7
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not even that ... just hit it from the front of the engine to the back. Use a long screw driver and give it a tap. You can reach it while the valve cover is off from in the engine way or underneath the car. I usually just push it with my thumb with sudden force :x

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Old 11-27-2014, 10:05 PM   #8
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I used a set of pliers on mine. Popped out fairly easy, not surprising as they were leaking/about to.
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Old 11-29-2014, 09:52 AM   #9
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If you can get or do have the car on the lift after you take the vc's off you can get to both moons on pass and drivers side from under the vehicle with a long screw driver.
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Old 12-06-2014, 02:14 AM   #10
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Needle nose pliers
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Old 12-06-2014, 05:25 AM   #11
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High Voiltage!!!
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Old 12-08-2014, 01:34 AM   #12
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I used channel locks. Word to the wise, put your pcv valve hose on BEFORE reinstalling the valve cover...
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