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Did you get the plug tube seals that are in the valve cover, they are pressed in there and need to be knocked out and then installed with a proper seal driver or a socket that will fit the outer part of the seals. Apply a small amount of grease on each tube seal. (this is for later)
Get some Honda bond or grey silicone, it's required for the corners of the gasket. Otherwise it will leak.
When you put it together, make sure to use brake cleaner on a rag and wipe down the cylinder head surface, esp the corners. Make sure there's no residue of silicone there. Put a drop about a little larger than a quarter of an inch at each corner (at each cap for the rocker shafts) Have the valve cover ready to install, you'll only have about 2 minutes to put it on.
Lower the cover, and align the tube seals over the tubes, the grease will help them to slide over them. Use your fingers to make sure they do go over them, sometimes they can get folded over.
Tighten the bolts from the center out in a "circular" type pattern and tighten them until they stop and snug them firmly but not too tight.
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