Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Also have some cardboard handy. There's a piece of compressed foam sandwiched between the radiator and cylinder head. Once you remove the valve cover, the foam expands and overlaps with the mating surface of the cover. I cut a piece of cardboard and slipped it in front of the foam to push it back out of the way which gives you more room to do the service.
It's hard for me to explain but you'll see what I mean once you expose the valve cover.
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