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35th T-bird SC
03-07-2004, 07:34 PM
Is there any way to get the drivers side valve cover off without removing the plenum? I have the upper IC tube off but it seems this is gonna be a ~~~~ just to check the rockers. I wonder what Ford techs got for flat rate time for a job requiring actually getting to the engine..

35th T-bird SC
03-07-2004, 07:41 PM
Whoops, hit the back button to many times

forcefed95sc
03-07-2004, 09:47 PM
Originally posted by 35th T-bird SC
Is there any way to get the drivers side valve cover off without removing the plenum? I have the upper IC tube off but it seems this is gonna be a ~~~~ just to check the rockers. I wonder what Ford techs got for flat rate time for a job requiring actually getting to the engine..

You will need to remove the plenum to get to the valve cover. And it can be a ~~~~. It took me about an hour to get to mine.

35th T-bird SC
03-07-2004, 10:14 PM
That's what I thought, it took me like two hours to tighten that back bolt closest to the firewall where the plenum bolts to the lower intake manifold. That was with the hood cowl out too. I don't know why it was so hard. It wasn't that bad coming out but with the new engine mounts I put in the engine is sitting higher and closer to the wiper motor stuff on that shelf under the cowl. Is it easier to pull the blower and plenum out all as one? That is what I did before so I don't even know how the plenum seperates from the blower. I can't believe how some people on here have gone to the valve covers a dozen times for adjustments and such, I guess you get good at it the more you do it.

vancouverBC
03-07-2004, 10:22 PM
It sounds like you left the cowl and wipers on. If you take them off it will give you a lot more space to access things near the firewall. Good luck

David Neibert
03-07-2004, 11:04 PM
You need to pull the blower, intake plenum and TB off as a unit. Then remove the intake manifold adaptor using a 1/4" racket and a deep well 10mm socket. The coil pack will also need to be removed...then the rocker cover will come off.

It's a real ~~~~, I just did it a few days ago.

David