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Thread: DIY: valve cover gasket replacement, cam tensioner gasket

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    If I remember right, it needs to be flexed out an inch or so. It was slightly more than I could do with my hands, so I used a breaker bar inserted into the front opening of the coolant pipe. That gave me the leverage to flex it just enough to get the valve cover off and back on again.

    This was with the coolant pipe side bolt removed and the rear bolt still installed.

    Later, when I had the engine out for my six speed conversion, I removed the coolant pipe completely to replace the seals. Having done that with the engine out, I’m glad I didn’t fully remove it to remove the valve covers. It would be very difficult to reinstall with the engine still in the car.
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    I am assuming that you are talking about the black plastic coolant pipe that runs under the valve cover on the right side. If so, yes you just need to remove the front bolt and you only need to flex it back about an inch or so with you hand and the valve cover will slide up and past it. I just did this about a month ago. As I mentioned also, I loosened the bolts holding the combi valve to make it easier to have more room to get the valve cover off

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    The Coolant line on the right side is definitely metal and not too flexible.
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    hahnmgh63 is correct it is metal, not plastic. The part number is 077121071bt. It pipe itself does not bend but it will flex away from the valve cover when he front bolt is removed and it is enough to get the valve cover off.

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