Cadillac CTS First Generation Forum - 2003 - 2007 Discussion, New valve covers in Cadillac CTS Coupe, Sport Sedan and Sport Wagon Forums; So today I took on the Pcv upgrade and putting new valve covers on as well as new cabin filter ...
So today I took on the Pcv upgrade and putting new valve covers on as well as new cabin filter and what a job the valve covers are. Patience is a must for this task but its not terribly hard, a lot of the top end of the motor needs to be removed. Toll me close to 8 hours (with quite a few breaks as patience was being tested) a variety of tools are needed as well. I used the new kobalt ratchet that twists on the handle to losses and tighten up nuts that are broke free or ready to be tightened and it def helped a lot especially for hard to reach spots and socket wrenches help a lot too all torx heads I used 8mm socket wrench with 11point heads, there was another size socket i used but cant remember what size but i think it was 10mm for all torx heads on the plenum which was also an 11 point, and an Allen wrench for the internal torx heads on the intake manifold. Torque wrench with in/lbs is required for proper.torque specs also. I have very few pictures I took but I can post up the two I have Tom but they are just pics of the valve covers off.
with SHORTSTACK's help, i will be tackling this in a couple of weeks. we may drink too much beer in the process, but we will get it done.
Lol I was recovering from Friday nights shots and beer while doing this so that could be another reason I was slowed down. Make sure you keep track of what goes where cuz once you get down to the valve covers you'll have quite a mess of screws.