I'm not like the most experienced car guy, but I do like to do stuff myself when I can, I enjoy it. Yesterday me and some friends replaced my valve cover gasket and I'm very proud of myself, as well as really happy that I got to see under the valve cover. Here are pics!
edit: also, mad props to my friend G who helped me out a great deal with this!
the gaskets have arrived!
the valve cover cleaned before we open her up
G (burningsquirrels) claims to be a domesitc guy, but you can clearly see here that he's crazy about imports!
me working on the car
the motor opened up!
the timing chain
the diiiiiirty valve cover
the valve cover being cleaned with simply green and water
using my mom's hair dryer to dry out the valve cover! LOL
another shot of the motor
my friend cleaning the edges as we prepare it for the new valve cover
the gaskets and sealant being applied
the valve cover is ready to go back on!
the cover back on, to see the completed assembly, check the first pic