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Old 04-06-2013, 11:46 AM   #1
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Need help ASAP! Valve Gasket cover stuck? can't get off

I've taken out all the bolts and the coil packs but the cover still won't come off. I've pushed pretty hard but it still won't come off. I've went over and over seeing if I'm missing a bolt but they're all loose. Anybody know why I can't get the cover off? Please help. 2.0 duratec


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Old 04-06-2013, 12:14 PM   #2
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UPDATE: it's off! MAN was that thing stuck! Ended up getting a putty knife and a hammer and tapped it in around the edges. I would have never thought it was stuck on there so tight. They must have used super glue. Now I just hope I can get it all back together lol
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For future reference, one good trick is to "bop" it with a plastic face hammer (rubber mallet in a pinch), working your way around the edges repeatedly 'til it starts to come loose.

Works for any gasketed pieces you want to separate. You tap the stronger areas vertically to the mating surface to vibrate it loose, not sideways, not too hard, and not on flat open areas to avoid breakage.

This is one way to avoid possible damage to the mating surfaces from trying to wedge anything between the two pieces.

Glad you found an answer that worked, just wanted to add my 2 cents...
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Nice. Thanks for the info
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