Kia Forte: Cylinder Head Assembly / Cylinder Head Cover

Kia Forte 2019-2021 (BD) Service Manual / Engine Mechanical System / Cylinder Head Assembly / Cylinder Head Cover

Components and components location
Components

1. Cylinder head cover
2. Cylinder head cover gasket
3. Oil cap
4. Cup packing

Repair procedures
Removal
1.

Remove the engine cover.

(Refer to Engine and Transmission Assembly - "Engine Cover")

2.

Disconnect the battery negative terminal.

3.

Remove the air cleaner.

(Refer to Intake and Exhaust System - "Air Cleaner")

4.

Disconnect the engine wiring connector and harness clamp and then remove the cylinder head protector and wiring from the cylinder head cover.

5.

Remove the exhaust oil control valve (OCV).

(Refer to Engine Control / Fuel System - "CVVT Oil Control Valve")

6.

Remove the ignition coil.

(Refer to Engine Electrical System - "Ignition Coil")

7.

Disconnect the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) hose (A).

8.

Remove the high pressure fuel pump.

(Refer to Engine Control / Fuel System - "High Pressure Fuel Pump")

9.

Remove the cylinder head cover (A), gasket (B).

  

Loosen the cylinder head cover bolts with the order and steps.

Installation
1.

Install the cylinder head cover.

(1)

The hardening sealant located on the upper area between timing chain cover and cylinder head should be removed before assembling cylinder head cover.

(2)

After applying sealant, it should be assembled within 5 minutes.

Bead width : 2.0 - 3.0 mm (0.07 - 0.11 in.)

Sealant : LOCTITE 5900H

(3)

Install the cylinder head cover (A) with a new gasket (B).

  

Do not reuse the disassembled gasket.

(4)

Tighten the cylinder head cover bolts with the order and steps.

Tightening torque

1st step :

3.9 - 5.9 N·m (0.4 - 0.6 kgf·m, 2.9 - 4.3 lb·ft, 34.5 - 52.2 Ib·in)

2nd step :

7.8 - 9.8 N·m (0.8 - 1.0 kgf·m, 5.8 - 7.2 lb·ft)

  

Check that the gasket is installed correctly, before tightening the cylinder head cover.

Do not turn the ignition on within 30 minutes after installing the cylinder head cover.

2.

Install in the reverse order of removal.

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