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on top of the engine;black metal with saab and 2.3 stamped onto top. The DI cassette fits onto this. It joins teh 'main' engine block, with a gasket and bolts around the edge and in where the DI sits. This is the 'rocker' yes? i have a slight leak on the front of the engine coming from this join. reading previous posts, titled tools i think....some1 said very easy to replace. can you tell me where to buy (and exact title), and how to replace. is this bad?
Thanks!!Againa!
 

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Yes this is a Rocker cover gasket and is very easy to change,and by the way it's bolted to the head not the block and as for where you can purchase a rocker cover gasket,just about any good automotive accessory shop or engine rebuilder will stock this part or a Saab dealer/specialist.
I'm not going to quote the number of bolts and sizes but usually about 20 10mm bolts to undo and then replace.
I'm sure somebody will be along soon to put me right
 

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The screws are the Torx screws you can see around the cover - 11 of them, I think.

The official title for this part, according to Saab, is "Valve cover". I'd also call it a "Cam cover". Most parts shops will know what you mean if you call it a "Rocker cover", but strictly speaking it isn't because there are no rockers.

[Edit - Oops, you need the cam cover gasket, not the cover itself, of course]
 

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Paul,
Have you got a Haynes?. the procedure is quite well documented in there. I did the wife's CS some time ago and found it straight forward. You do need a sealing compound with this, I,m at work and forget what it's called.

HTH
 

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I recently removed the cam cover. It may well have been on since manufacture in 1994. It was well stuck down. So well in fact that I checked several times that I had not missed a bolt somewhere. So, you might have to pull hard......
 

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Keith, have a haynes....somewhere....I try not to use it if possible!!!!
I have no real experience of 'dirty, oily, mechanic engine type work'....when I lift the cover off.....does anything need to be lined up, position noted, springs to spring out etc...ie is it possible to really bugger my engine up by taking the cover off?
I am learning all the time!
Thanks again for the help and advice over the past year you people..........
 

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paul,get a grip.remove red di cover,then undo all bolts from cam cover/lift off and you will see when you turn it over a rubber gasket pressed into cam cover/remove and replace with new gasket,you do not need any sealing compound the gasket will suffice/it is so bloody easy and obvious,,,,,,fear is holding you back.i did a head gasket on my last saab/******** myself but i did it/take time ,read the book and beleive in your self,if stuck post,we are here to help,all the best zep.
 
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