Hey all. I have a 2001 Outback LL Bean with the 3.0 6 cyl engine. I have a driver side leaky valve cover gasket that I want to replace and had a couple of questions. I have looked at multiple videos on youtube and most people seem to be able to do this job without lifting up the engine, but they are also working on 4 cylinder engines. Can't find any of a 6 cyl. Am I going to have to remove all motor mount nuts and bring it up to get this out??? Also, the videos online show guys torquing the bolts down to 40 ft lbs...I called the dealer and a tech told me 4 ft lbs! Quite a difference...Another question is do I need to use grey RTV silicone anywhere on the gasket??? The tech at the dealer told me to use a little just to hold the gasket in place in the cover until you get it in place to bolt down...the guys on the web are putting it in specific spots that require it. They are also, once again, working on 4 cyl engines. They are also using these half moon plastic pieces on the back side and using RTV (actually I think it is a product called The Right Stuff, although I have never used it. Is it the same as RTV?) I know I am saying a lot, but I would like to do this job tomorrow as well as the oil cooler leak I have too, but don't want to get into the job if I am going to run into too many issues I can't handle right then. I am fairly familiar with cars and trucks, so I think this should be pretty straight forward, just a pita because of all the stuff you have to remove first to even see the valve covers. I just did the ones on my truck and wish they were that easy. ANY info would be greatly appreciated. Just want to make sure I only have to do this once... hah!