Hey how hard is it to replace the valve cover gaskets? I have a leak in one of mine . Also, are the cams right there when you take the covers off? I could replace with the Rallitek ones...Replaced valve cover gaskets, spark plug tube seals, PCV valve, fuel filter, air filter, spark plugs, plug wires and did an oil and filter change.
How do you like the brake fluid? Better petal feel?Tackled the spark plugs - wasn't so bad actually, but not cake either.
Replaced the brake fluid with Super Blue
Replaced the drivers side head lamp with a new one that hopefully won't fog and found a gerry-rigged wiring job/ no harness. Replaced with a new harness.
Yes, it is noticeable. The pedal feels a little bit firmer, but it's nothing earth shattering. I am still on the stock brake lines and I am sure a more noticeable difference would come with braided lines as well. Overall, I would recommend doing it on your next flush.How do you like the brake fluid? Better petal feel?
Congrats, I took mine to the carwash. Always a fun thing to do when it is 30 degrees out.Drove the car for a little bit before heading to the Smog station. 10minutes later, forester passed the smog test!!! :woohoo:
What do you drive (NA or turbo)?Hey how hard is it to replace the valve cover gaskets? I have a leak in one of mine . Also, are the cams right there when you take the covers off? I could replace with the Rallitek ones...
I have an N/A 02. Thanks for this, I haven't spent any time at all looking at the job because I just found this leak.What do you drive (NA or turbo)?
I JUST replaced the passenger side valve cover gasket set tonight myself. Hope this fixes the oil leak, as I did not pull out the little half-moon plastic pieces from the head and re-RTV them.
It took close to 3 hours but that included coming inside to look things up a few times...like the half-moon pieces which I didn't expect, and what to do about the crimped hose connector (ended up replacing it with a hose clamp). The dealer said it would be 1.5 hours of labor, I figured 2 for myself having never done it, and could have pulled it off in 2 if I had stuck with it. Having hands that aren't that big helped because that's the hard part, getting in there to get the bolts off. Not hard, just a little tedious. Shallow socket and a wrench for a couple of them.
All this is on an XT. Similar job for an NA (did that before too).
EDIT: as for cams, you'd have to do a full timing belt job too, eh.
I am jealous, I missed the eBay buyout for those...barely. :icon_sad:Installed a GTspec lower rear brace, washed it, cleaned out the inside, ran some errands and watched it get covered in snow that undoubtably was caused by my earlier washing.
Niiiice! Nothing quite like the first few hundred miles in a brand new Soob...put the first 20 miles on my shiny new 2011 Forester Limited I got last night :icon_biggrin: