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Old 12-30-2007, 04:14 PM
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Will a D16Z6 VTEC engine valve cover fit on a D16Y8 VTEC engine?

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Old 12-30-2007, 04:27 PM
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Figured it out...thanks
 
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Old 12-30-2007, 04:40 PM
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well. can't you at least tell us for some of us who may use the search button in the future.
 
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Old 12-30-2007, 05:46 PM
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Yes...it will fit
 
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Old 12-30-2007, 06:18 PM
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One more thing...how hard are they to install....and....if I get the one I'm looking for, how hard is it to paint it?
 
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Old 12-30-2007, 06:43 PM
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Valve cover is very easy to install. The hardest part is getting the damn thing off without getting any gasket in the cylinders...you gotta be careful, but yes its not a mechanical function.
Make sure you have a new gasket, RTV, scraper, acetone to clean off mating surface. My car is a VTEC Si, so my cover is different from yours, but its pretty much the same

I just did this last week, here is some pictures. Also go and download helms manual which is posted here on HondaCIVICFORUM...its 2200 pages in PDF. As far as painting the cover, do a search on the forum as I have seen several articles and posts from members.

Make sure you follow the torque pds and sequence




 
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Old 12-30-2007, 07:23 PM
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if you can have the outside of the cover sandblasted, it will give the paint something better to stick to. its fine if you cant. just clean the outside with some paint stripper and rinse clean. make sure you use high temp engine paint. most autoparts stores sell it in a variety of colors. If you know a powdercoater go with that, it will come out nice and glossy if you can afford it. theres some DIY's on how to paint your valve cover by the way floating around here.
 
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Old 12-30-2007, 07:32 PM
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5 bolts, and they're torqued to like 8lbs. Rule of thumb for them is to use a 10mm screwdriver and tighten them that way, just get them snug you'll snap them if you try to "bolt them down."

They take 20 seconds to pull on and off.

Painting them takes some practice, give it a try and give yourself some time to do a nice job.


 
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Old 12-31-2007, 02:41 AM
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snapped mine, due to the rust. I wasalsoworkin them too hard and believe me, they are weak as hell and now i have one snapped off in the head.i guess the previous owner had neglected a few maintenance issues in the past...
 
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Old 12-31-2007, 08:28 AM
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There's some good penetrating oils out there that you can use to loosen bolts that are rusted tight. I use Kroil which is really good. This is assuming that you snapped the bolt removing it. If you snapped your bolt putting it back in, then that's a different story. You should've replaced the bolt if it looked rusted through.
 
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