Before you start the cleaning process, make sure your engine is cool. You don’t want to get burned. Use a wire brush to clean any dirt or grime from around the valve cover and on top of the valves. When you’re done with that, remove any excess oil or grease from the valve cover using some paper towels and a solvent such as WD-40.
Now take off the spark plugs and drain all the oil out of your engine. Be careful not to spill this stuff on yourself or anything else as it can be extremely slippery when spilled on floors or other surfaces. Once everything is drained, put in new spark plugs and fill your engine with fresh motor oil.
Turn your ignition key to “On” but don’t start it up yet! This will allow you to hear if there are any leaking sounds coming from within your engine. If you hear any strange noises coming from inside your car’s engine bay, then you probably have some more work ahead of yourself before you can call this job done!
Last modified: November 16, 2022