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Don Supreme
03-27-2006, 12:28 PM
Does anyone have a write up or a link to the chilton manual for installing a valve cover gasket on a A4 1.8t?

onemoremile
03-27-2006, 01:03 PM
piece of cake. take the cover off and scrape the gasket material off. put a dab of RTV in the four hard corners of the little valley the gasket sits in. put the new gasket in. be sure to do the half moon gasket at the back too.

i used an o ring pick to get the old gasket material off. it really did the job well. it looks like a dental pick with a bent point at one end and a hook at the other.

HighDesertAudi
03-27-2006, 01:08 PM
It's super easy basicaly just unbolt the valve cover from the engine. heres a pic from when i did mine.http://i1.tinypic.com/se5dhe.jpg
If you have instaled 1/4th of the stuff in your sig this should be a piece of cake

Don Supreme
03-27-2006, 01:19 PM
I am expecting it to be easy, but with audi you never know when a SPECIAL tool will be required.

HighDesertAudi
03-27-2006, 01:38 PM
nope nothing special every tool you need can be seen in the pic above, just a basic set of sockets and a screw driver.

AudiA4_20T
03-27-2006, 02:15 PM
question! Im doing this on my motor.. What size alen key is used for the 2 bolts that hold the oil line around the cover? O and where are the cam bearing caps? I gotta pull them off to send Tom Ritt a pic...?

AudiA4_20T
03-27-2006, 04:07 PM
bump I need this

Don Supreme
03-27-2006, 06:03 PM
I just got mine done, but I didn't even pay attention to what size allen/hex I used. I just grabbed one from the set.


This job is done, but I still have some kind of oil leak!!! I guess my valve cover was not the culprit.

HighDesertAudi
03-27-2006, 08:46 PM
If your still leaking my guess would be the rear main seal, aka PITA. or the camshaft seals.

E Fresh
03-27-2006, 09:48 PM
Originally posted by Don Supreme
I just got mine done, but I didn't even pay attention to what size allen/hex I used. I just grabbed one from the set.


This job is done, but I still have some kind of oil leak!!! I guess my valve cover was not the culprit.

Did you look to see exactly where the oil is leaking from? Another common oil leak problem is from the o ring on the back of the oil cooler.

RedRocket
03-28-2006, 07:26 AM
That hex or allen socket is either 5mm or 6mm. Pretty sure it's five.

AudiA4_20T
03-28-2006, 07:33 AM
thanks.