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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-22-2010, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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so i wanna paint my valve cover!

i got everything unbolted and disconected...

but its hard to pull off! how do i go about prying it open?????


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screwdriver maybe

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I have not taken mine off yet so I don't know for sure

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which is why I just settled with painting the plastic cover

as long as you dont f up the gasket, prying is ok.

post pics when complete!!

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but our motors are aluminum...i dont think you pry with a screwdriver/chisel


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Carefully use a flat head screwdriver to pry it up. Just don't damage the gasket and you'll be fine.

Put the screwdriver between the cover and the head and just pry or twist the screwdriver and it will start to come loose.




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Carefully use a flat head screwdriver to pry it up. Just don't damage the gasket and you'll be fine.

Put the screwdriver between the cover and the head and just pry or twist the screwdriver and it will start to come loose.
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you just have to be careful.
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please be careful..maybe try wd-40?


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please be careful..maybe try wd-40?
That will not help. It's just the fact the cover is basically suctioned to the head, you just have to pry it loose...thats all.




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I concur with Mike. It shouldn't be that hard.

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Use something with a lot of surface area, maybe 2 screwdrivers. that will lessen the possibility of breaking the aluminum.
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ok thanks guys i got it off...

now...

is it necessary to it sand down


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