Mechanics

HOW DO I LIFT A STUCK VALVE COVER IN ORDER TO REPLACE THE GASKET?

2004 Ford Focus • 102,000 miles

All ten bolts around valve cover have been removed, but the valve cover is hard stuck. How do I pry it up without damaging something? Old gasket is leaking oil, and I need to replace it. Thanks.
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Rangernut
October 3, 2011.




Use a small screwdriver or prybar. Don't exert excess pressure in any single location. Work around the perimeter of the valve cover.

Rivermikerat
Oct 3, 2011.


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