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Old 01-19-2023, 10:11 AM   #37 (permalink)
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I was only able to sleep 4 hours and it is 13F, but my brother hadn't gotten up and laid on the couch yet, so I figured that I could work on my car without bothering him.

He just got up and laid on the couch.

I need to:
  1. Find the Hondabond and leave it somewhere warm.
  2. Clean the oil out of the spark plug wells. Finally replace the spark plugs when I change the oil if they stay clean?
  3. Remove the PCV hose.
  4. Wipe off the valve cover. Is foot powder bad for an engine?
  5. Buy some $2 airbrush cleaning brushes from Harbor Freight and clean out the gasketmaker in one of the bolt holes.
  6. Call Hatch Toyota at 08 and see if they have a PCV valve. If not, see the orally men.
  7. Go over the mating surface again to ensure it is clean.
  8. Check the valve cover and head for cracks. I keep reading about cracks in the metal causing leaks!
  9. Apply Hondabond by the timing chain.
  10. Install the new gasket and tighten the fasteners with some realistic criss-cross applesauce action. What do you think of this? Don't care?
  11. Torque to 8 foot-pounds.
  12. Set the oil pan heater on the valve cover with a fire brick on top and check the temperatures over 2 hours.
  13. Reinstall the coils and wires.
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