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    Pictures DIY: valve cover gasket replacement, cam tensioner gasket

    Hi

    This is my first DIY attempt so I assume it may be not godd as the others are

    This DIY is about driver's side valve cover gasket replacement combined with cam tensioner gasket replacement.

    Tools and materials needed:

    - valve cover gasket (ie. REINZ 15-34292-01)
    - optional - cam tensioner gasket ELRING EL863590 VAG 058 198 217
    - degreaser
    - optional - VAG tool 3366 for cam chain compression
    - high temp silicone (sealant)

    (I assume that Your airbox is removed)

    Let's go:1. Pop the hood
    2. Unscrew ignition coils (4 of them) and leave them on the instake manifold
    3. Detach PRV (pancake valve) and unscrew PCV metal line that is mounder to the valve cover
    4. Unscrew all 12 bolts in the correct order (like on my picture)
    5. Remove the cover
    6. Remove old gasket from the cover and from the engine (using degreaser, don't scratch !)
    7. If not replacing cam gasket go to 13
    8. Install 3366 tool and compress the tensioner in order to free the chain a little bit
    9. Remove 4 torx bolts
    10. Lift tensioner as much as You can and remove old metal gasket as weel as half moon gasket from under it
    11. Clean any leftovers if possible (not too much space to operate )
    11. Replace gaskets, make sure they're on right positions !
    12. Tighten bolts
    13. Install new valve cover gasket, make sure it is on place and fills all the holes as it should. Install ignition spark sealing rings
    14. Apply some sealant along the gasket
    15. Carefully install the cover, do a visual inspection that everything seems to be ok before tightening screws
    16. Tighten bolts in the same order as before
    17. Install spark plugs
    18. Mount PCV

    Done
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    nice writeup. Thanks. Now we will wait for passenger side DIY from you !!
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    ^^^^^ X2....Nice write up, but I plan on installing some pretty PC VC's with new seals, and the passenger side can be done, but would love to see some pics of process, ie...SAI bolts location, how far does the coolant pipe have to be nudged for the VC to clear?...

    TYVM for this DIY
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    Thanks.. so whats a pancake valve?
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    This is it (picture and operation description)

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    do you mean diverter valve???
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    Ben I think that's a pancake valve, pcv circuit...Brav asked
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    Nope

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedtrapped View Post
    Ben I think that's a pancake valve, pcv circuit...Brav asked
    Yup45678
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    is that your engine josh?....super clean....damn NE shore salt air, my intake manifold has the crusties...
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    No, that's the pic that dave hall posted a long time ago for the timing belt service. I just cropped it and circled the pcv valve.
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    ahhh, not suprised, u could eat off the underside of Dave's car
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    so pancake valve IS the PCV valve.. makes sense, just never heard it called by that name. But it seems there is more than one valve in discussion.. PRV and PCV (and pancake). Methinks these are all one and the same however.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brav View Post
    so pancake valve IS the PCV valve.. makes sense, just never heard it called by that name. But it seems there is more than one valve in discussion.. PRV and PCV (and pancake). Methinks these are all one and the same however.
    No, the PCV valve is something else !

    Pancakes are PRVs !

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    PCV = positive crankcase ventalation.
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    Well, JSRS6 said the circled pic was a PCV, so I assumed..

    So Pancake/PRV valve feeds fresh air to PCV and then to manifold when off boost.. and shuts closed when on boost. Off boost, it uses outside air from intake pipe to cycle through valve cover and block, and push it into the intake manifold to clear out gas, but is not actually metered (comes in behind the turbos and MAF, etc). But as I read, its similar to having a small air leak in the intake tract. Which will actually lean out the mixture.

    Then when on boost, the PCV shuts off flow to the manifold, and the PVR re routes air from valve/block area to INTAKE tract, in front of the MAF and turbos.. where it is then meterd?

    Is my understanding correct?

    I am guessing a faulty system could lead to lean codes (as I am getting)? IS this emissions related or sludge prevention related? Makes me want to rip it all out.
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    My bad, I confused myself. Too...many...acronyms
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    Quote Originally Posted by JSRS6 View Post
    My bad, I confused myself. Too...many...acronyms
    Hey I was right there with ya.
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