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Hi there, can you tell me how many screws total you loosened on the cover? These can be tricky to get off.
Yes, there are 13 screws total. If they are all loose/ removed its simply being held by the spark plug tubes. They have o rings on the top and bottom of the tubes that tend to be stuck. With a flat head screwdriver or small prybar you should be able to "pop" the cover from the cylinder head at this point. Let me know how you make out.
I assumed you removed the valvetronic motor and bracket in the center of the intake side of the valve cover???
The best way is to gently lift the front of the cover, then rotate it towards the center of the engine, then you should be able to lift it over the eccentric shaft sensor to clear it without damage.
How did you make out?
Hi, do you still need assistance?