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Old 01-15-2011, 04:38 PM
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Yesterday while working on another problem I noticed that I was starting to leak a some oil around the valve cover gasket on my 06 2500. I have never done any work on a diesel before but have changed valve cover gaskets on gas engines with no problems. This may sound stupid but is it as simple as removing the valve cover, replacing the gasket, and putting the valve cover back on? Its not leaking a lot but would like to fix it before it becomes a bigger problem. Most of the leak is toward the back side of the valve cover. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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I haven't worked on one myself , but yes it should be that simple .
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Has anybody done this to their 5.9 cummins before?
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Never done it, but all research tells me it should be just as easy, if not easier than a gas motor.
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Sorry guys, but it's a bit more involved than that because the wiring for the fuel injectors is built into the gasket. You have to be really careful tightening down the nuts that hold on the injector connectors because they're really easy to overtighten and damage the injector. Try tightening the cover bolts, cleaning the engine and driving it a few days to see if the leak reappears before you replace the gasket.

CYLINDER HEAD COVER GASKET



1.Clean oil from cylinder head cover gasket
2.Inspect cylinder head cover gasket for cuts or damage. Replace if damaged.
3.Place cylinder head cover gasket on top of rocker housing (2).
4.Install injector solenoid nuts (1) at injectors. Tighten to 1.25 Nm ( 11 in. lbs. ).
5.Connect injector harness connectors (3) at cylinder head cover gasket.
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Good stuff brother.. I didn't realize they had injector wiring interlaced!
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Yeah, I'd see how tight the cover is first before you tear into it.
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