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    Default 2.8L Rear Valve Cover Gasket

    I just replaced the leaky front VC gasket on my 1989 Celebrity 2.8, but I would still like to do the rear. This is my first 2.8, but it looks like this task is a bit more involved than on the 3.8s I'm more familiar with. At the very least it appears I would need to remove the upper intake manifold and all the associated plumbing.
    Any tips I should know of or traps to look out for?

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    Dan



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    Upper intake has to come off. If you are diving in you might as well replace the upper and lower intake gaskets since you are there. It's not difficult to do. Just take your time and realize the throttle cable, egr, upper intake and alternator have to come off. I would get the good Felpro gaskets. Check your FPR since it is accessible. Watch those plastic vacuum lines that run underneath the upper intake.
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    Replace the O ring on the oil pump drive too.
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    Yeah, I thought so. That's a little more than I feel like dealing with right now. I'll deal with some stains on the driveway until next year. I did reduce the seepage by half by doing the front....

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