- Ruler or measuring device
- Bare hands
So this project should, in theory, be rather easy to do, however it took me a ton of time as sometimes the simplest solution is often overlooked. As such, this will be a rather short and sweet writeup. The first task is to take your valve cover off. If your valve cover is attached with T-bars, just remove them (4) by hand (lefty-loosey) and very carefully remove the valve cover. Under your valve cover breather is your rocker arms which is part of the valve train and it is very important to not let any dirt or anything in that area so pay close attention to what you are doing. Flip the cover so the bottom is facing you, and get out a ruler or any other measuring device. I used a clear ruler so I could see where in the hole I was measuring as it is important to get the full diameter of the circle measured. The following picture shows how I measure:
After measuring the hole, use this measurement as the outer diameter when ordering a valve cover breather. I am going to assume you now have the valve cover breather with you and are ready to install it. So, remove the valve cover again using the same directions as the above paragraph explained. My valve cover breather was a very tight fit, I am not sure if this is normal or not, but I am going to assume it is. What I had to do was put down a towel on the ground so I wouldn’t scratch the valve cover breather then put the breather on the towel, with the stem of the valve cover breather facing up. I then took the valve cover, with the bottom facing me and pressed it down on the valve cover breather. As I said, it was a tight fit for me so I had to use my leverage as well as the ground to force it on. Then, reattach the valve cover and you are done! Pictures of the final product below:
If everything tests out alright, congratulations, if it doesn’t shoot me an email or something with a question or go over to Trans Am Country and join up with the great group of guys who I am learning from in the forums.