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Tips to remove engine cover
« on: February 08, 2020, 04:34:27 PM »
Watched the videos, but mine won't budge, feared I will break it, any tips lol

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Re: Tips to remove engine cover
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2020, 04:38:43 PM »
Only attempt to remove it when the engine is hot!  It's an absolute stubborn b1tch with cold rubbers and you're more likely to crack it.

Here's how I do it and it works every time.  Pop the MAF hose off, stick your hand in the MAF hole and pull up.  Now pull up the opposite side.  Then gently lift up the front 2 corners.  The front is the most flimsy, so don't gorilla it.   When popping it back on, lube up the rubbers with some silicon grease to make future removal a bit easier.
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Re: Tips to remove engine cover
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2020, 04:40:50 PM »
Good man thanks pudding, engine is cold, bought a ramair panel and decided to fit it before the storm!

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Re: Tips to remove engine cover
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2020, 04:47:22 PM »
Get some heat in it mate, it's a lot easier!

Good man.  Yeah I cleaned my interior before the sh*t weather arrives.  Bought myself a Bissell spot clean Pro to wash the seats and carpet.  The sheer amount of black filthy water it sucked out of them, gross!!
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Re: Tips to remove engine cover
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2020, 12:37:27 PM »
Pudding how did you get on cleaning the seats? I'm always fearful of water stains but my drivers seat could do with a revamp!!!
Did you do the dealership brushing in the carpet to get the lines!!!!!

Other 3 seats don't get sat in:-)