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08-21-2012 07:06 PM
1971BB427 You can also help some by slipping a razor blade in between the valve cover and the head wherever possible and just cutting the gasket. After that the valve cover will come off easier.
08-21-2012 11:49 AM
AutoGear We all know 'that guy' I think.

To the OP: you can use a dead blow hammer or a piece of soft pine with a hard faced hammer; should come right off. If they're stamped covers, you may have to clamp a piece of bar stock in a vise and tap the flange flat again after you rassle em off.
08-21-2012 11:33 AM
302 Z28
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Apparently he knew he was quitting...
That was part of the discussion at the time.

Vince
08-21-2012 10:49 AM
AutoGear
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Don't you just despise people gluing everything on?. Once when I was working as a mechanic at the local dealership I was given a recheck job that another mechanic who had quit did. It was an engine replacement that had gone bad. He had literally used the 3M Yellow weathership adhesive on everything. I had to chisel off the oil pan, timing cover, intake manifold, water pump, and valve covers. Oh and he also used the yellow snot on the distributor also.

Vince
Apparently he knew he was quitting...
08-21-2012 09:16 AM
Irelands child
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Don't you just despise people gluing everything on?. Once when I was working as a mechanic at the local dealership I was given a recheck job that another mechanic who had quit did. It was an engine replacement that had gone bad. He had literally used the 3M Yellow weathership adhesive on everything. I had to chisel off the oil pan, timing cover, intake manifold, water pump, and valve covers. Oh and he also used the yellow snot on the distributor also.

Vince
If it was a Ford 'Y' block, that's about what it took to stop the always deformed valve and valley covers from leaking. Then there was that external oil pump tube.
08-21-2012 08:30 AM
302 Z28 Don't you just despise people gluing everything on?. Once when I was working as a mechanic at the local dealership I was given a recheck job that another mechanic who had quit did. It was an engine replacement that had gone bad. He had literally used the 3M Yellow weathership adhesive on everything. I had to chisel off the oil pan, timing cover, intake manifold, water pump, and valve covers. Oh and he also used the yellow snot on the distributor also.

Vince
08-21-2012 05:06 AM
cullencombs Some well placed light blows from a dead blow mallet will loosen them up.
08-21-2012 04:20 AM
poncho62 As long as all the bolts are out, pry them off
08-21-2012 03:56 AM
waybux13
Stuck valve covers

Anyone Know any tricks to remove 350 Comp Cam Chevy valve covers that appear to be glued to the valve cover gaskets?

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