2004 Camry 4CYL 2.4L valve cover leak

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Old 08-31-17, 07:07 AM
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2004 Camry 4CYL 2.4L valve cover leak

The valve cover is leaking on my 2004 Toyota Camry 4CYL 2.4L engine. I'm looking for some detailed instructions on how to replace it. I've seen some Youtube videos on doing this but everybody seems to use a different technique. Also, in addition to the rubber gasket some use a silicone near the timing chain. Also, there are differences in the bolt torque settings.
 
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It could be that the bolts are loose. Did you check that first?
 
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Old 08-31-17, 08:23 AM
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Yes, all bolts are snug. The engine has 188,000 miles on it. Gettin' old and leaky. Runs fine and would like to keep it going.
 
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I uploaded the section that covers it. It's for the valve adjustment procedure, but goes over the valve cover install, torque and where to put sealant (step 12).

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Byd...ew?usp=sharing

Edit: I forgot to mention, the Toyota 08826-00080 packing, is just a Black silicone RTV, the Toyota # changed to 00295-00103 and it's ridiculously expensive. I do not know the official equivalents, but I have never had any issues from using Permatex Ultra-Black that most parts stores sell.
 

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I uploaded the section that covers it. It's for the valve adjustment procedure, but goes over the valve cover install, torque and where to put sealant (step 12).

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Byd...ew?usp=sharing

Edit: I forgot to mention, the Toyota 08826-00080 packing, is just a Black silicone RTV, the Toyota # changed to 00295-00103 and it's ridiculously expensive. I do not know the official equivalents, but I have never had any issues from using Permatex Ultra-Black that most parts stores sell.
Thank You. I've downloaded and printed the documentation.
 
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