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    Rear valve cover removal problem

    Hi,
    I have to remove the rear valve cover due to lifters problem and before I do something wrong I need a bit of help with the removal.
    I have loosened all the bolts and now the valve cover is free to move up and down but it seems that the two brackets that hold the plenum in place are an obstacle to pull it out.
    In this pic that i found on the net the brackets are in their place an the valve cover is out.. maybe I missed something? How I can remove it without touch that brackets (i can't see the bolts that hold them to the block! )
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    yea ive removed my rear vc lots and everytime ive had to fight with the one driverside bracket and remove it
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    i leave it off when i work on a car and tell the owner that it needs put on if the engine ever gets pulled. if you do you should throw in some thick washers to compensate for the missing bracket as it goes inbetween the ps pump and block.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gltasn View Post
    i leave it off when i work on a car and tell the owner that it needs put on if the engine ever gets pulled. if you do you should throw in some thick washers to compensate for the missing bracket as it goes inbetween the ps pump and block.
    Yeah, leave it off and put some washers in there. I never pull the engine with the plenum on anyway.

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    ok thanks! tomorrow i will finish the work removing the one on the driver side..
    just to be prepared.. how many bolts have it and are difficult to reach? because yesterday night i haven't seen or touched any..

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    Mine came out really easy with those brackets on.

    Getting it on without dragging the vc gasket off was another story.

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    It's two bolts and it's kind of a shitty angle. But with the right combination, short ratchet short extension it will be good

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    Update: I have bent the bracket on the driver side! :-).. It was too difficult to remove the bolts.. I didn't know how to do.

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    Thats what I did. I bent mine just enough so I can still start the bolt into the intake, which bends it back. Problem solved.

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