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valve cover leak question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by radcat692000, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. Dec 3, 2011 at 5:22 PM
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    i got the new valve cover gaskets and was wondering, is the upper intake gasket 1 or 2 gaskets? b/c when i looked it up at rock auto, it shows the two types of gaskets.... do i need this type?

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  2. Dec 3, 2011 at 5:23 PM
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    or this type?? is there any other gasket i will need?? i'm trying to knock this out tomarrow since its going to be pretty outside tomarrow

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  3. Dec 3, 2011 at 5:26 PM
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    looks like the top gasket goes where the air intake come in at. all 6 pipes riding together the big silver part of the intake on top. the bottom gaskets look like they go under that intake but on top of the heads on each side. not 100% but 6 holes and then 3 and 3 thats the only thing i can come up with
     
  4. Dec 3, 2011 at 5:29 PM
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    ohh i call the top gasket the plenum gasket... guess the technical name is upper intake.... so basically it should only take 1 gasket.?
     
  5. Dec 3, 2011 at 5:35 PM
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    yeah plenum could not think of the name. I would assume thats all it would take maybe someone else will chime in with a more sure answer
     
  6. Dec 3, 2011 at 8:33 PM
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    got the plenum gasket and 2 came in the box,,,not sure why but i'll see tomarrow.
     
  7. Dec 3, 2011 at 8:57 PM
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    not sure there either

    just thought about this. doesnt the plenum come apart in 2 places?
     
  8. Dec 4, 2011 at 8:40 AM
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    yes it does,,,i saw that when i started,,so far passenger side off and cleaned,,just looking for torque specs now..i have pics comming... alot of small connectors to unplug and plug back,,,slow process but worth it if you have the time.
     
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