In the VAZ-21126 engine, the joint between the cover and the cylinder head is sealed with a sealant applied to the mating surfaces of the parts

If the oil leak from under the cylinder head cover could not be eliminated by tightening the cap fastening nuts, replace the sealing layer of the sealant.

You will need: socket wrench “8”, wrenches “10”, “13”, screwdrivers with a flat and Phillips blade, wire cutters or a knife.

VAZ-21126 cylinder head cover gasket replacement

VAZ-21126 cylinder head cover gasket replacement

Disconnect the ignition coil harness connector

Disconnect the injector harness connector.

VAZ-21126 cylinder head cover gasket replacement

VAZ-21126 cylinder head cover gasket replacement

Squeezing the latches with your fingers, disconnect the ignition coil harness connector

Disconnect the injector harness connector from the front bracket

VAZ-21126 cylinder head cover gasket replacement

VAZ-21126 cylinder head cover gasket replacement

Unscrew the mounting bolts with a 10 wrench and remove the front bracket

Remove the rear bracket.

VAZ-21126 cylinder head cover gasket replacement

VAZ-21126 cylinder head cover gasket replacement

Loosen clamp

Remove the crankcase ventilation exhaust hose from the head cover tube

VAZ-21126 cylinder head cover gasket replacement

VAZ-21126 cylinder head cover gasket replacement

Loosen clamp

Remove the exhaust hose of the crankcase ventilation system from the pipe of the cylinder block.

VAZ-21126 cylinder head cover gasket replacement

VAZ-21126 cylinder head cover gasket replacement

Remove the screw securing the bracket for the oil level indicator (dipstick)

Remove the guide along with the pointer.

VAZ-21126 cylinder head cover gasket replacement

VAZ-21126 cylinder head cover gasket replacement

Unscrew the two nuts securing the intake manifold to the head cover with a 10 wrench.

With a 13 wrench, unscrew the three nuts and unscrew the two bolts securing the intake manifold to the block head

VAZ-21126 cylinder head cover gasket replacement

VAZ-21126 cylinder head cover gasket replacement

Remove the intake manifold

Unscrew the fifteen bolts securing the cylinder head cover with an 8" socket wrench

VAZ-21126 cylinder head cover gasket replacement

VAZ-21126 cylinder head cover gasket replacement

Press the cover from the cylinder head using the protrusions located around its perimeter

Remove the lid.

Before installing the cover, clean the mating surfaces of the block head and cover from the old sealant, degrease them.

VAZ-21126 cylinder head cover gasket replacement

Apply a thin coat of sealant to the mating surface of the cylinder head

Install parts in reverse order