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Ford Fusion: Engine - 1.5L EcoBoost (118kW/160PS) – I4 / Valve Cover. Removal and Installation

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

Hose Clamp Remover/Installer

Materials

Name Specification
Flange Sealant
CU7Z-19B508-A
WSS-M2G348-A11
 
Motorcraft® Metal Surface Prep Wipes
ZC-31-B
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Engine Oil - SAE 5W-20 - Synthetic Blend Motor Oil
XO-5W20-Q1SP
WSS-M2C945-B1
 

Removal

  1. Release the fuel system pressure.
    Refer to: Fuel System Pressure Release (310-00A Fuel System - General Information - 1.5L EcoBoost (118kW/160PS) – I4, General Procedures).
  1. Remove the engine appearance cover.
Ford Fusion. Valve Cover. Removal and Installation
  1. Disconnect the EVAP canister purge valve tubes from the TC inlet pipe.
Ford Fusion. Valve Cover. Removal and Installation
    • Remove the oil level indicator.
    • Disconnect the couplings and remove the hose.
Ford Fusion. Valve Cover. Removal and Installation
    • Detach the wiring harness retainer from the hose.
    • Release the clamps and position the hoses aside.
      Use the General Equipment: Hose Clamp Remover/Installer
Ford Fusion. Valve Cover. Removal and Installation
  1. Remove the fuel rail.
    Refer to: Fuel Rail (303-04A Fuel Charging and Controls - 1.5L EcoBoost (118kW/160PS) – I4, Removal and Installation).
  1. NOTE: Note the position of the VCT oil control solenoids before removal.

    • Detach the wiring harness retainers and disconnect the wiring harness electrical connectors.
    • Remove the bolts and the VCT oil control solenoids.
    • Remove the bolt and the intake CMP sensor.
Ford Fusion. Valve Cover. Removal and Installation
  1. NOTE: The O-ring seals are to be reused unless damaged.

    Inspect the VCT oil control solenoid O-ring seal.
Ford Fusion. Valve Cover. Removal and Installation
  1. NOTE: Do not set the valve cover sealing surface face down on a bench as the check valve and splitter leg is susceptible to breakage.

    Remove the bolts in sequence shown and the valve cover.
Ford Fusion. Valve Cover. Removal and Installation
  1. Remove and discard the valve cover gasket.
Ford Fusion. Valve Cover. Removal and Installation

Installation

  1. NOTICE: Do not use metal scrapers, wire brushes, power abrasive discs or other abrasive means to clean the sealing surfaces. These tools cause scratches and gouges which make leak paths.

    Make sure that the mating faces are clean and free of foreign material.
    Material: Motorcraft® Metal Surface Prep Wipes / ZC-31-B
Ford Fusion. Valve Cover. Removal and Installation
  1. Install the new valve cover gasket.
Ford Fusion. Valve Cover. Removal and Installation
  1. NOTE: The components must be installed within 5 minutes of applying the sealant.

    Apply a 1.5 mm (0.059 in) beads of gasket maker as shown.
    Material: Flange Sealant / CU7Z-19B508-A (WSS-M2G348-A11)
Ford Fusion. Valve Cover. Removal and Installation
  1. Apply a 1.5 mm (0.059 in) beads of gasket maker as shown.
    Material: Flange Sealant / CU7Z-19B508-A (WSS-M2G348-A11)
Ford Fusion. Valve Cover. Removal and Installation
  1. Install the valve cover and the bolts in sequence shown in 3 stages.
    Torque:
      Stage 1:  44 lb.in (5 Nm)
      Stage 2:  80 lb.in (9 Nm)
      Stage 3:  89 lb.in (10 Nm)
Ford Fusion. Valve Cover. Removal and Installation
  1. NOTE: The O-ring seals are to be reused unless damaged.

    Lubricate the VCT oil control solenoid O-ring seal.
    Material: Engine Oil - SAE 5W-20 - Synthetic Blend Motor Oil / XO-5W20-Q1SP (WSS-M2C945-B1)
Ford Fusion. Valve Cover. Removal and Installation
  1. NOTE: Note the position of the VCT oil control solenoids before removal.

    1. Install the intake CMP sensor and the bolt.
      Torque: 80 lb.in (9 Nm)
    1. Install the VCT oil control solenoids and the bolts.
      Torque: 71 lb.in (8 Nm)
    • Attach the wiring harness retainers and connect the wiring harness electrical connectors.
Ford Fusion. Valve Cover. Removal and Installation
  1. Install the fuel rail.
    Refer to: Fuel Rail (303-04A Fuel Charging and Controls - 1.5L EcoBoost (118kW/160PS) – I4, Removal and Installation).
    • Position the hoses and release the clamps.
      Use the General Equipment: Hose Clamp Remover/Installer
    • Attach the wiring harness retainer to the hose.
Ford Fusion. Valve Cover. Removal and Installation
    • Install the hose and connect the couplings.
    • Install the oil level indicator.
Ford Fusion. Valve Cover. Removal and Installation
  1. Connect the EVAP canister purge valve tubes to the TC inlet pipe.
Ford Fusion. Valve Cover. Removal and Installation
  1. Install the engine appearance cover.
Ford Fusion. Valve Cover. Removal and Installation

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