Hello, I'm a novice when it comes to automotive repair but I've decided I'd like to try to replace a leaking valve cover gasket on my wife's 2008 Forenza. I've read a few posts here and watched a few videos but I still have some questions.
I'm planning on ordering the Fel-Pro VS50692R (PermaDry) Gasket Set, Permatex gasket sealant and maybe some cleaner.
My main question is...What is the proper placement of the Sealant? Is it ok to use sealant to hold the O-rings in place? I've seen people apply the sealant to multiple different spots, which is confusing.
says that their gaskets are meant to be installed Dry, except for the spots that the vehicle manufacturer tells you to use sealant.
The service manual I found online says "Apply a small amount of gasket sealant to the corners of the front camshaft caps and the top of the rear camshaft cover-to-cylinder head seal."
Would someone be kind enough to post an image indicating where I should apply the sealant? To be honest, I'm not sure where the camshaft caps and cover-to-cylinder head seal are located.
Thanks for your time,