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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-28-2000, 04:23 PM
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Valve cover removal

I'm replacing the gasket on my 87 YJ 258. I have taken out all the bolts and the cover will not move. I tabbed it with a rubber mallet and still nothing. I don't want to damage it. How can I remove it with out any damage?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-28-2000, 04:53 PM
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Re: Valve cover removal

If you are putting an aluminium cover on, then you can hit it harder. Keep on taping it. Try hitting the front, then hit the back side to side.

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Re: Valve cover removal

Stick a large screw driver between the cover and the head and TWIST.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 12-28-2000, 06:40 PM
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Re: Valve cover removal

Did you take the 2 nuts off the top that hold it down to the rocker bridges?

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post #5 of (permalink) Old 12-28-2000, 07:18 PM
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Re: Valve cover removal

I`ve just taken mine off and it was a little tough but there are a few pry points (3) on each side of the cover ( ridges that start narrow at the top of the cover and get thicker at the base ) lightly tap a screw driver at these points until it is between the cover and the head and then twist, you will need to do it under all of these points to get it off cleanly.

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Re: Valve cover removal

I hit it harder with the mallet and then pryed it up and it came right off.
Thanks for the advice.

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