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Dorman - OE Solutions Includes New Valve Cover Gaskets & Bolts

Part No. 615-177 Warranty Details  
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Engineered from durable plastic or aluminum, our Valve Cover Kit protects valve train components, preventing oil leaks and reducing engine damage. Plus, it includes all hardware for installation.

Product Features:
  • Direct replacement and direct fit Valve Cover Kits available for ease of replacement
  • Heat-resistant, oil-resistant materials for a long service life
  • High-quality gaskets provide a tight seal to prevent oil from leaking or seeping out of the cover
  • Rigorous quality control measures have been undertaken to ensure that this part conforms to product standards
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Grade:Standard Replacement
Installation Hardware Included:Yes
Length:15 in
Oil Filler Cap Included:No
Valve Cover Height:5
Valve Cover Length:15 in
Valve Cover Material:Aluminum
Valve Cover Type:Standard Replacement
Width:6 in


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(8 of 14 customers found this review helpful)


Perfect Kit


from Gardner KS

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  • Easy To Install
  • Improves Engine Efficiency
  • Increases Power
  • Lightweight


    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement
    • Restoration

    Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Includes New Valve Cover Gaskets & Bolts:

    This is the perfect fix for codes 171 & 174, lean mix. Easy to install. Has the redesigned green bolts and valve cover. Kit does not come with instructions, but we found two websites with full info and pictures. Job took about 5 hrs, no special tools. We were also getting codes 401 & 302 and replaced the DPFE Sensor at the same time. All codes now gone!!

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    • Casual Driver, Mechanic

    (6 of 12 customers found this review helpful)


    Functional fix to those 171 & 174 codes


    from Omaha, NE

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    • Price


    • No instructions

    Best Uses

    • Replacement

    Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions Includes New Valve Cover Gaskets & Bolts:

    If you own a Windstar with a check engine light, this is quite likely the fix you need. My CEL was on and I was getting codes P0171 and P0174. As it turns out, this is very common on Windstars. Ford installed faulty valve covers and plenum bolts on a great deal of them. It's important to know this, because a lot of part jockeys (even a few at Advance) interpret the codes as meaning that your 02 sensors are out. They aren't out. If you have both a 171 and a 174, this is probably what you need.

    The really cool thing about this kit is that it does come with everything you need - the plenum bolts, the gaskets for the plenum and intake, the valve cover, etc. The kit is less than a standalone valve cover from ford, and it's 1/10th the price of having the Ford Dealership fix their poor engineering. My biggest gripe of this kit was that the PCV valve they include is worthless, and broke immediately upon attempting to install it. Fortunately my original was okay, so I just used that. Everything else seemed okay for the price.

    The only words of caution: there are no instructions included with this kit. However, the first hit you get by googling windstar 171 174 is a great DIY instruction guide which I used. No problems so far, but it's only been a week. Either way, you could buy this kit 10 times and you still wouldn't match the price that Ford will charge you to make those error codes go away.

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    • Q:

      Is this the kit that repairs the 171 and 174 codes on the ford windstar???
      Asked on 9/6/2010 by Jay from Seekonk, Ma

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        Are you talking about the too lean of mixture codes?

        Answered on 9/7/2010 by Mike from AAP
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        Yes. This kit is designed to repair the P0171 and Po174 Bank 1&2 lean codes on 99+ Ford Windstars. The factory intake gaskets and bolt grommets are suseptible to oil contamination, which deteriotates the rubber and results in vacuum leaks.

        Answered on 10/11/2010 by Wes from USA
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