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Old 10-21-2013, 12:05 PM
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Help, can't remove passenger side valve cover

I have been fighting the rear bolt on my passenger side valve cover for about an hour now and am nothing but pissed at the truck, are there any tricks

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Old 10-21-2013, 01:28 PM
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Remove that little black box on the side of the fan box just above it, use a universal joint after your shallow socket and an extension
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10mm ratchet wrench is your friend. i do it from the front of the truck with my left hand down between the manifold and heater box
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:56 PM
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I just use a 3/8ths drive with a regular 6 point socket and a swivel. Either all the trucks I do have higher cabs or I just have tiny hands cause Ive never had an issue
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:11 PM
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you know what they say about people with small hands...............
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:17 PM
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What finally got it for me was running the truck at an idle for about 10 minutes and then when everything was nice and warm I was able I get it to break loose

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Old 10-21-2013, 06:18 PM
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Yeah they can fix their diesels easier
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:23 PM
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lol That or the fact Ive done it about 50 times
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This is my first diesel so it's a learning experience for me. I have only had it a little over a month. Already thrown more money into keeping it running than I desire. I could have bought a chip, intake, exhaust, and gauges with that money.

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Old 10-21-2013, 06:26 PM
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yeah but all those nice things arent much fun sitting in the driveway or the side of the road
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