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Top engine cover removal TDI 140

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Geraldy212, May 2, 2007.

  1. Geraldy212
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    Geraldy212 Sportback owner

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    [May 2, 2007]
    Can anyone tell me how to safely lift off the plastic engine top cover of the 2.0L TDI 140 engine in my 2006 A3 Sportback? I have been told that you lift the sides and then slide it forwards (after first removing the dip-stick). I have tried this, but it just won't budge. What am I doing wrong? Just how much force can I use without breaking something important? Any advice much appreciated.
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    [May 2, 2007]
    There is a securing nut at the back left, just lossen that off a bit, then lift up then pull too you.
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    yeh just the nut at the back then give it a yank and it comes off easy - don't worry you will not break it
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    Thanks guys, I will give it another go.:yes:
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    [May 8, 2007]
    Yo... finally got the damn thing off. Needed quite a pull, but it finally yielded to my enormous strength. Got to clean the innards, which was worrying me a bit. All looks OK. Thanks again guys. :weight_lift2:
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