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I have recently aqquired a new rocker cover.
I would like to know how hard is to change the cover after removing all the cowling from the windscreen, is it just a case of removing the spark plugs and wiring and undoing the 4 nuts ontop, lifting off the old and fitting the new one.
Or will I need new seals and gaskets is there anything more to it or is it just a cover as it described?
I'm planning to do this at home is this a good idea or is it a garage job?

Thanks for any help,

Tom

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I changed my rocker cover, well after removing the cowl,


  • Undo the bolt that holds the intake cover and remove the intake cover.

  • Remove the oil cap, remove the plug cover, remove dipstick.

  • Undo the 6 nuts that holds the rocker cover but be careful when holding the washers as they come with a rubber ring that can drop out easily.
  • Pull off the pipe off the right side of the rocker cover and undo the bolt with the bracket.
  • Then lift it off, remove the gasket from your current one or buy a replacement, they are cheap anyways and then pop the new one in, but it is quite tight on the brake fluid side so if you don't want to scratch up the new cover put a old rag where the brake fluid filler is.
  • Once the new cover is in screw everything back in and done!
I got a mate to help change it but it's not difficult, should take you no more than 40mins-1hour tops


I have recently aqquired a new rocker cover.
I would like to know how hard is to change the cover after removing all the cowling from the windscreen, is it just a case of removing the spark plugs and wiring and undoing the 4 nuts ontop, lifting off the old and fitting the new one.
Or will I need new seals and gaskets is there anything more to it or is it just a cover as it described?
I'm planning to do this at home is this a good idea or is it a garage job?

Thanks for any help,

Tom

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Thanks, I will attemp this one weekend soon, I don't suppose you have any suggestions as to where I could get hold of a gasket do you?

*edit: just found this
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HONDA-CIVIC-TYPE-R-EP3-ROCKER-COVER-GASKET-KIT-K20A-/290664205974?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item43acefce96*
I'm guessing the ally plates under the windscreen cowling need to come off as well?
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Thanks, I will attemp this one weekend soon, I don't suppose you have any suggestions as to where I could get hold of a gasket do you?

*edit: just found this
HONDA CIVIC TYPE R EP3 ROCKER COVER GASKET KIT K20A | eBay
I'm guessing the ally plates under the windscreen cowling need to come off as well?
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oh that set is good, gives you extra washers and the rubber rings, that reminds me you need to put the rubber rings for the spark holes lol yeah you need to remove the metal plate under the windscreen otherwise you won't be able to get it out!
 

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How did you get on with this Tom? does that gasket kit fit ok? i heard that some of the bolts for the ep3 rocker cover are in different places?
The gasket shouldn't be a problem only difference is the EP3 rocker doesn't have a hole on the right side of the rocker to mount the bracket that the FN2 has.
 

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Yeh it all fit fine, gasket was perfect. I couldn't get the seals out for the ht leads just left the old ones in.

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