Hey all. New member here with a valve cover oil leak question.
I purchased a 2004 4.0 Ranger several months ago and was amazed that it didn't leak any fluids...180,000+ miles. That being said, it developed an oil leak on the passenger side valve cover rear bolt. Not just a small leak but a constant drip right on the exhaust manifold causing alot of smoke when stopped.
I pulled the valve cover off to find this....
About a 3/8" of the piece is broke off at the center bolt hole. Question is, should I replace the valve cover or go ahead with the gasket replacement?
Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.