I did the rocker cover and tensioner gasket this weekend. I took my time and did it in just over 3 hours. Job done!
There's a heat shield that the intercooler bracket bolts to at the back of the engine, this hindered me as it stopped me lifting the rocker cover off. Some loosening of bolts and persuasion helped.
I did the thermostat too. Took bl**dy ages to get a decent grip on the bottom bolt on the thermostat housing. Wow what a difference that makes to fuel economy. A real big difference!
Here's some not so good things I found ...
I don't think my upper cam cover is meant to look like this you can see where the cam belt has melted the plastic :/ Half of the cover is broken away too.
Coil plug - the previous owner got a garage to do some work on the car, replacing this coil was one of the things. I don't think they knew how to remove the plug properly. WTF?!
Several of my coil pack plugs have got dodgy insulation on the wires - can this be fixed?
The O/S (left in the photo) strut top sticks up about 15 mm more that the strut top on the passenger side. Does this mean I should fit new top mounts and bearings? I don't think it shows too well in this picture - but there's a distinct difference between the two sides.