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Old 09-22-2005
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I went to the shop yesterday to get a transmission maintence and with in seconds they came back and said this a list of things leaking on your truck. And that they could fix it for more than I would ever pay. Some of them were stupid too, oil pan bolt, i ask them to tighten it, what do ya know, it stopped leaking. Then there were the valve covers, I told them its a ford and every ford Ive ever had leaked.

So my question is. Anyone here replace their valve covers yet? Any suggestions to make it easier. I plan on doing it maybe not this pay check but probably next.
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replace the cover??? you shouldnt have to replace the cover unless its broken or warped, it my just need a new gasket, it should be pretty straight forward, if you dont already know how to do it, go pick up a haynes manual at your local autostore, it should walk you thought it
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try tightening the bolts alittle on the covers..
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i once had a guy tell me i needed my coolant changed a week after i had it done somewhere else
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Old 09-23-2005
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Ill try tightening the bold today as long as it doesnt rain.
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dont over tighten the bolts,then you really can damage a valve cover. do you even know for sure they are leaking?
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