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I have a 2008 Bmw 750i. I'm trying to get the valve cover

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I have a 2008 Bmw 750i . I'm trying to get the valve cover off and have removed all screws but it's pretty stiff still. Any tips to loosen the cover without breaking it or eccentric shaft sensor ?
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BMW Mechanic: JayPutelis, Shop Foreman/ BMW Master Tech replied 1 year ago
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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.

Thanks, JP

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
13 total
5 from the top
2 from the middle
6 at the bottom
BMW Mechanic: JayPutelis, Shop Foreman/ BMW Master Tech replied 1 year ago

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.

Thanks, JP

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Still incredibly hard to pull off and I'm pulling hard! Using a pry bar and screwdriver. I can only attack the front of the cover not the rear so much because of limited space.
BMW Mechanic: JayPutelis, Shop Foreman/ BMW Master Tech replied 1 year ago

I assumed you removed the valvetronic motor and bracket in the center of the intake side of the valve cover???

-JP

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Finallyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!! It's unseated but still have to get it out over eccentric shaft sensor!
BMW Mechanic: JayPutelis, Shop Foreman/ BMW Master Tech replied 1 year ago

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.

-JP

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BMW Mechanic: JayPutelis, Shop Foreman/ BMW Master Tech replied 1 year ago

How did you make out?

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BMW Mechanic: JayPutelis, Shop Foreman/ BMW Master Tech replied 1 year ago

Hi, do you still need assistance?

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