I know I posted this a few weeks back as having "seals" issue but it
was Valve Cover Gasket. Being at 139K, I am getting the occasional
smoke from under the hood from oil leaking on something hot
(manifold/heat shield?) and causing light smoke from under the hood.
My mechanic who fixed my leaky oil pressure switch looked at my gasket
where it was leaking and said it was not that bad *yet*
and I could
get away with it until next spring/summer. He did mention about
potential damage to the alternator and I was able to see some grime on
it but not too bad.
He told me what I'd have to remove in order to get at the gasket to
remove it and it didn't look that bad. Cowl, some plugs wires, a hose,
etc. Some instruction on eHow
make it sound fairly simple save for the torque wrench part, which I
don't have. I remember checking out hmaservice.com for instructions
and torque info but I wasn't able to find anything specific on removal
or proper screw torque. Any of you guys know this torque info?
- Thee Chicago Wolf [MVP]