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2.8 30v Valve Cover Question

Natan Mar 23, 2016

  1. Natan

    Natan Registered User

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    Hi guys, quick question as I'm in a bit of a bind.

    Replacing valve cover gaskets, got the driver's side done OK, and got the passenger side loose pretty quickly.
    However, there's a radiator hose pressed up against it that's blocking me from taking the cover off all the way. Does this need disconnected? I haven't read any mention of it in the write-ups I've seen.

    Picture of the offending hose, any input appreciated. Just confused as the manual doesn't mention it and neither does anybody else!

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  3. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    doesnt the hose push out the way?
     
  4. Natan

    Natan Registered User

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    Seems to be a join and clip in the hose right at the edge of the cover so it's not flexible!
     
  5. murran

    murran Registered User

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    Unbolt the metal pipe bracket to the head and ease it past theres a bit of give in it if memory serves.
    The oil leak.. are you doing the gaskets under the chain tensioners too?
     
  6. Natan

    Natan Registered User

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    Forgot to update, but my father suggested this and it worked a treat.
    I only changed the rocker cover gaskets as they were leaking shockingly bad, by the time I found out what other gaskets I should have changed I was done! D'oh
     

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