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Help with valve cover gasket on '01X

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I have developed an oil leak that the mechanics said is most likely the valve cover gasket which is dripping onto the exhaust and ever so unpleasant and smoky:) I have searched and found several people say that this is a pretty easy task. I recently changed the plugs, wires, cap and rotor - although it was one of the most interesting I have ever done. I have not been able to find a description of the process or a source for the steps. The mechanic says it is a 3-4 hour job and mostly labor cost, so I would prefer to do the labor if it is easy enough...Any help would be appreciated.:)
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I need to do this as well. Mine isn't smoking at all, but it is dripping just enough to smell after the engine warms up.
Driver's side for me.
After seeing that, I'm looking forward to doing this even less.
Yeah, I was quoted about $500 to replace it at the stealership. Oh and another $500 to replace the oil pan gasket. Not gonna happen, lol.
I haven't done it yet, but I will be sure to post up pics and any "lessons learned" after I finish. It will probably be next weekend before i can get around to doing it though.
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