I have an oil leak from a cracked valve cover gasket that i want to replace myself. I bought the gasket nearly 6 months ago and i am apprehensive at doing it myself without sort of feed back as to what i should pay attention / be careful about. My ride is a 2002 Mazda Protege5
What i know:
- Label the spark plug wires to make sure i put them back in the same order.
- Cover the exposed valves with something to prevent debris from falling.
What i want to know:
- Do i need to apply something to the gasket to make a better seal?
Besides this what else do i need know?