Re: 1998 Accord - 4 cyl LX: Valve Cover Gasket
Go to advance or autozone and pick up a FEL-PRO valve cover gasket. Make sure to pick up a small tube of "black" gasket sealer.
Remove valve cover
ensure all old gasket is removed from cover and head.
Use a screwdriver to remove spark plug hole gaskets, install new ones with a small dab of gasket sealer on the outside edge
if you have the valve cover bolts that are flared on the bottom (prevents overtightening) perform the following;
remove valve cover bolts from the cover, then cut the old grommets off with a knife, wire cutters etc.
oil the inside of the new grommets and use a socket that will not allow the grommet to pass through but will allow the bolt flared end through. Using a circular motion, push the flared end through the new grommet. Make sure you have the metal washer on the bolt first!
After the spark plug and bolt grommets are done, use a dab of black gasket sealer in the corners where the cam housing is. Put the dab of gasket sealer on the head in 4 places.
Install gasket into cover, install on head and tighten down.