Freakin engine problems!

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okay, i have a 2000 ex. i took off and painted my valve cover yesterday. after putting it back on, the car idled very roughly. i checked all my connections and reconnected everything and it still did the same, except now with the engine check light on...PLEASE HELP!
 

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Did you tighten the bolts back up in the right pattern with a torque wrench to the right specs?
 


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um..... did you remember to seal the valve cover with silicone? could be a vacuum leak.......
 

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got it...just my vacuum hoses. problem solved
 


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shouldve had it powdercoated lasts longer than paint
:shock:
 

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i had the same prob once. with the hoses. i pulled one out when i was changing my oil once, and for the life of me, i could NOT figure it the fukk out.

yur engine light should turn off after another 100 miles or so.
 

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Reset the ECU, Check for your Idle sensor if it idles funny adjust it.. but i dont get why theres a Check Engine light when you tak off the cover. Because the cover got nothing to do with your engine harness. Maybe something fell inside your head/valves when you take off your cover . Holla back
 

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yeah, that and my dumbass decided it would be tight if i broke a sprak plug wire boot while i was taking them out
 



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