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Subaru Valve Cover Gasket Replacement

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What is a valve cover gasket?
Valve covers sit on the edge of the engine block covering the very top of the valves or pistons. Directly inside the valve covers and the only visible portion of the valve, the lifters or rockers move up and down with the firing order of the engine. Valve covers insure that your valves retain proper pressure, heat, and oil circulation while the car is running. The valve cover gasket is a thin gasket that goes between the edge of the valve cover and engine block.

Why are they so important?
Valve cover gaskets are important because they create the seal that keeps oil or air pressure from escaping through the valve cover while the car is running. This keeps the car running smoothly, reduces any loss of horsepower, keeps the exterior of the engine and its components free of oil corrosion, and keeps the valves properly lubricated so they don't get warped or destroyed by friction while firing.

How do I know if a gasket needs to be replaced?
When valve cover gaskets need to be replaced, they will typically leak oil and possibly air pressure out the valve covers. This may result in a slight loss of horsepower and the occasional lifter knock noise which indicates improper lubrication. Most often, you realize that you have a bad gasket because they leak oil down onto your engine block, the oil burns and creates a foul and noticeable odor, and you smell that coming in through the vents. It's a good idea to check your engine block at the first sign of the smell of burnt oil. Leaked oil from valve covers can lead to costly engine steam cleaning, corrosion or corruption of other components attached to the engine block, and in extreme cases, the oil can get into the spark plug reservoir and corrode your spark plugs.

Are they easy to replace?
The gaskets themselves are fairly easy to replace. Typically, you wait until your engine has cooled down, remove the bolts on your valve cover, detach parts like respirators and spark plug wire brackets, pull the valve cover off, clean the gasket from the inside with solution and a wire brush as the gasket is usually cooked on, put the gasket sealer around the cover once the cover is clean, affix the new gasket to the sealant, and re-attach the cover to the engine block. The tough part is getting to the engine's valve covers to remove them and actually do the work. In older cars, it was much easier as there were fewer components in the way, but in today's vehicles, there are many parts that need to be moved or removed to access the valve covers.

Are there different kinds of gaskets?
There are different kinds of valve cover gaskets. Premium gaskets are usually made of thicker gasket material and have been tested at higher rates of temperature and pressure. If you are driving a performance vehicle with increased horsepower, it's a good idea to get a heavy duty gasket to accommodate the extra temperature and exertion of pressure on the valve cover. They also have gasket maker which is a compound you place around the rim of the cover and it forms a gasket as it changes temperature and stabilizes. Typically, any dealer, mechanic, or expert will recommend a traditional gasket with a strong, dependable sealant.

Latest Subaru Valve Cover Gasket Applications

06/96 - 05/97 Subaru Legacy 2.5 DOHC 4WD EJ25 Nippon Reinz Valve Cover Gasket border= Nippon Reinz Valve Cover Gasket
06/96 - 05/97 Subaru Legacy 2.5 DOHC 4WD EJ25 Left Spark plug well seals and cam plug ?-moons are not included (order separately). Valve Cover Gasket Spark plug well seals and cam plug ?-moons are not included (order separately).
  Redline Valve Cover Gasket
75-79 Subaru 4WD Wagon EA63,71 Left/Right Valve Cover Gasket
75-79 Subaru 4WD Wagon EA63,71 Ishino Valve Cover Gasket border= Ishino Valve Cover Gasket
75-79 Subaru 4WD Wagon EA63,71 Left/Right Valve Cover Gasket Left or right-not both
01/99 - 05/99 Subaru Legacy 2.5 DOHC 4WD EJ25 Nippon Reinz Valve Cover Gasket border= Nippon Reinz Valve Cover Gasket
01/99 - 05/99 Subaru Legacy 2.5 DOHC 4WD EJ25 Right Spark plug well seals and cam plug «-moons are not included (order separately). Valve Cover Gasket See application notes!! Spark plug well seals and cam plug «-moons are not included (order separately).
07/98 - 03/01 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS 4WD EJ25 Nippon Reinz Valve Cover Gasket border= Nippon Reinz Valve Cover Gasket
07/98 - 03/01 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS 4WD EJ25 Left/Right
2 per engine Spark plug well seals not included (order separately). Valve Cover Gasket OEM Spark plug well seals not included (order separately).
03/94 - 05/98 Subaru Legacy 2.2 SOHC 4WD EJ22 Nippon Reinz Valve Cover Gasket border= Nippon Reinz Valve Cover Gasket
03/94 - 05/98 Subaru Legacy 2.2 SOHC 4WD EJ22 Left/Right
2 per engine Valve Cover Gasket
80-84 Subaru 2WD models 1.6 & 1.8 EA71,81 Ishino Valve Cover Gasket border= Ishino Valve Cover Gasket
80-84 Subaru 2WD models 1.6 & 1.8 EA71,81 Left/Right
for 1.8L engine (EA81) Valve Cover Gasket
92-97 Subaru SVX 3.3 4WD EG33 Ishino Valve Cover Gasket border= Ishino Valve Cover Gasket
92-97 Subaru SVX 3.3 4WD EG33 Right Spark plug well gaskets not included (order separately). Valve Cover Gasket Spark plug well gaskets not included (order separately).
07/98 - 03/01 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.2L EJ22 Nippon Reinz Valve Cover Gasket border= Nippon Reinz Valve Cover Gasket
07/98 - 03/01 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.2L EJ22 Left/Right
2 per engine Spark plug well seals not included (order separately). Valve Cover Gasket OEM Spark plug well seals not included (order separately).
11/92 -  Subaru Impreza 1.8 4WD EJ18 Nippon Reinz Valve Cover Gasket border= Nippon Reinz Valve Cover Gasket
11/92 - Subaru Impreza 1.8 4WD EJ18 Left/Right
2 per engine Valve Cover Gasket
82-87 Subaru Brat 1.8 Pickup EA81 Ishino Valve Cover Gasket border= Ishino Valve Cover Gasket
82-87 Subaru Brat 1.8 Pickup EA81 Left/Right Valve Cover Gasket
07/98 -  Subaru Forester 2.5 4WD EJ25 Nippon Reinz Valve Cover Gasket border= Nippon Reinz Valve Cover Gasket
07/98 - Subaru Forester 2.5 4WD EJ25 Left/Right
2 per engine Spark plug well seals not included (order separately). Valve Cover Gasket OEM Spark plug well seals not included (order separately).
11/92 -  Subaru Impreza 1.8 2WD EJ18 Nippon Reinz Valve Cover Gasket border= Nippon Reinz Valve Cover Gasket
11/92 - Subaru Impreza 1.8 2WD EJ18 Left/Right
2 per engine Valve Cover Gasket
07/98 - 01/99 Subaru Legacy 2.5 DOHC 4WD EJ25 Nippon Reinz Valve Cover Gasket border= Nippon Reinz Valve Cover Gasket
07/98 - 01/99 Subaru Legacy 2.5 DOHC 4WD EJ25 Right Spark plug well seals and cam plug «-moons are not included (order separately). Valve Cover Gasket See application notes!! Spark plug well seals and cam plug «-moons are not included (order separately).
09/97 - 05/98 Subaru Legacy 2.5 DOHC 4WD EJ25 Nippon Reinz Valve Cover Gasket border= Nippon Reinz Valve Cover Gasket
09/97 - 05/98 Subaru Legacy 2.5 DOHC 4WD EJ25 Left Spark plug well seals and cam plug «-moons are not included (order separately). Valve Cover Gasket See application notes!! Spark plug well seals and cam plug «-moons are not included (order separately).
07/98 - 01/99 Subaru Outback 4WD 2.5 DOHC EJ25 Nippon Reinz Valve Cover Gasket border= Nippon Reinz Valve Cover Gasket
07/98 - 01/99 Subaru Outback 4WD 2.5 DOHC EJ25 Left Spark plug well seals and cam plug «-moons are not included (order separately). Valve Cover Gasket See application notes!! Spark plug well seals and cam plug «-moons are not included (order separately).
03/01 -  Subaru WRX Impreza Turbo EJ20 Nippon Reinz Valve Cover Gasket border= Nippon Reinz Valve Cover Gasket
03/01 - Subaru WRX Impreza Turbo EJ20 Left Spark plug well seals and cam plug «-moons are not included (order separately). Valve Cover Gasket Spark plug well seals and cam plug «-moons are not included (order separately).
91-94 Subaru Legacy 2.2 Turbo 4WD EJ22T Nippon Reinz Valve Cover Gasket border= Nippon Reinz Valve Cover Gasket
91-94 Subaru Legacy 2.2 Turbo 4WD EJ22T Left/Right
2 per engine Valve Cover Gasket
03/01 -  Subaru Impreza 2.5 4WD EJ25 Nippon Reinz Valve Cover Gasket border= Nippon Reinz Valve Cover Gasket
03/01 - Subaru Impreza 2.5 4WD EJ25 Left/Right
2 per engine Spark plug well seals not included (order separately). Valve Cover Gasket OEM Spark plug well seals not included (order separately).
03/01 -  Subaru WRX Impreza Turbo EJ20 Nippon Reinz Valve Cover Gasket border= Nippon Reinz Valve Cover Gasket
03/01 - Subaru WRX Impreza Turbo EJ20 Right Valve Cover Gasket


Some Subaru Valve Cover Gasket Applications (View Full Catalog Above)

Subaru 2WD models 1.6 & 1.8 Subaru 4WD Wagon Subaru Brat 1.8 Pickup
Subaru Forester 2.5 4WD Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.2L Subaru Impreza 1.8 2WD
Subaru Impreza 1.8 4WD Subaru WRX Impreza Turbo Subaru Impreza 2.5 4WD
Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS 4WD Subaru Legacy 2.2 4WD Subaru Legacy 2.2 SOHC 4WD
Subaru Legacy 2.2 Turbo 4WD Subaru Legacy 2.5 4WD Subaru Legacy 2.5 DOHC 4WD
Subaru Outback 4WD 2.5 DOHC Subaru SVX 3.3 4WD

EA63,71 EA71,81 EA81 EG33 EJ18 EJ20 EJ22 EJ22T
EJ25


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Volkswagen Volvo
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