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Old 01-05-2012, 12:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Every1, I'mma noob.. and would Really Need help to change the following:

1. Valve cover gaskets
2. Spark Plugs
3. Intake manifolds

on my V6 '99 Solara.. By Reading many threads.. please correct me if i'm wrong.. By changing the Rear Valve Cover Gasket.. I DO indeed have to pull of the intake manifold.. Correct..?

If so, I'm planning to just change all of these and get it done with.. What I'm really asking is that.. How do I get to the Rear Valve Cover Gasket..? Please Help.. Any suggestions would be great.. .. Thank You guys..
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Yes, you have to remove the intake plenum, along with the valve cover gasket, it is a good idea to replace the spark plug tube seals, intake plenum gasket and the pcv valve and grommet. Once you get the intake plenum, and egr pipe removed all that is left is to move the wiring harness out of the way(kind of a pain) and remove the bolts that hold on the valve cover.
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You said you had read some threads on how to change the Valve Cover Gaskets. Here's some more for you to read in case you missed them.

Here is Pmesfun's epic thread. It's 12 pages long, but you should read the entire thread.
Need Advice

Here's another one:
http://www.wjowsa.com/carstuff/toyot...lve-cover-job/
page 2
http://www.wjowsa.com/carstuff/toyot...job/?nggpage=2


Here's one by BMR:
Replaced my 3VZ's valve cover gaskets today...

Here's info on the lame bolts that hold the valve cover.
Replaced my 3VZ's valve cover gaskets today...

More on the valve cover bolts:
OEM VS Felpro Valve cover gasket

That should be enough get you started, now get to work.
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Thank You Both for your guy's quick response.. .. U both are my savior.. once I actually become a Dr. I'll give u guys free checkups. ... Thanx Again.. God Bless.. -kphongx
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