Replacing The Valve Cover Gaskets
Tools needed: Metric Sockets 10mm through 20mm, a Ratchet, a magnetic extension for the ratchet,Torque wrench with Inch Lbs, Brake cleaner, Oil Pan, Needle nose plyiers (long one), Slip Jaw plyers, 4 plastic baggys or small boxes, and a flat head screw driver.
WARNING! Changing your valve cover gaskets is a difficult and lenghty task, and can result in engine failure if done wrong. If your not experienced with engines or how an engine works, do not proceed to change your gaskets. This is a write up with a small amount of pictures, that is done for a reason, if you need lots of pictures, then you dont know enought about your car to do this! so stop now, or good luck
Parts you will need:
(2) Vavle cover gaskets/and grommets if needed
(2) Intake manifold gaskets
(1) Throttle body Gasket
(2) copper crush washers for fuel rail connection. (ive heard you can use the old ones)
Releiving the fuel pressure
Pull out the fuel pump relay and start the car. The fuel pump relay is located in ther fuse box in the engine compartment. It is the only Green relay in the fuse box, if it is not green is should be denoted as the circuit relay NF02. The car should idle for a while and stall. This releives the fuel pressure in the fuel rails connected to the intake manifold.
Removing your battery
In order to make things easyiest you should remove your battery entirely, not just un hook it. If you do not remove it, make sure you do unhook the battery. If you removed your battery, the best place to put it is in your trunk or some where off the ground, if you set it on the cement it could loose its charge.
Removing your Intake.
You will need to remove the rubber elbow connected to the throttle body, the VAF, and the air box. (or cold air intake if you have that)
Removing your spark plug wires
I took the time to make a diagram on how the plug wires are connected to the engine and distributer, This will help in putting the engine back together. You will need to remove the plug wires from the engine, but not the distributer, *you can if you want* i just placed them where the battery was.
^This diagram is how you will reassemble the spark plug wires.^