Ricambi America is hooking you up with a discount code, use NGS10 at https://www.ricambiamerica.com and get 10% off!!
Right Hand Valve Cover Gasket – 198927: https://bit.ly/2HQ2rDF
Left Hand Valve Cover Gasket – 198928: https://bit.ly/2HUGiEi
Spark Plug Gaskets – 223982: https://bit.ly/2HRnNR4

The valve cover gaskets on the Ferrari F430 are prone to having some leaking after a while. You can try to tighten down the valve cover bolts and sometimes that will solve the problem, but frequently the gaskets simply need to be replaced.

Replacing the gaskets requires removing the valve covers. To remove the valve covers you have to disconnect the wiring harness, pull the ignition coils, disconnect the cam position sensors, and disconnect the valve timing actuators. Once all these components are out of the way, you can remove the valve cover bolts and pop off the valve cover.

I was not able to fully remove the valve cover so I pulled off the old gasket and installed the new gasket while the valve cover was still in the engine compartment. I also replaced the ignition coil gaskets while I was in there.


Comments are closed

Log In
Email Signup

Subscribe for special deals and stay up to date on the latest Normal Guy Supercar content!

* indicates required
Email Format

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from Normal Guy Supercar:

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.