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Old 05-28-2011, 08:17 PM   #1
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How do you remove the valve covers?

I was wondering what you have to do to remove the valve covers? I wanted to paint them. I was also wondering what color I should paint them if my car is silver with dark blue racing stripes? I was thinking an almost grabber blue but I'm not sure if that would go... Also, I know you have to take the intake manifold off... What type of sealant do I use when I put it back on or is there a gasket??
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No one knows??? Lol
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Re: How do you remove the valve covers?

there are bolts around the outside edge, or in the middle of the VC ( 3 valve ? )
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The manifold does not have to come out. If your really careful just unbolt, and remove the few clips in the wiring harness so it is free and put of the way. It will come right out if you are careful.
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Re: How do you remove the valve covers?

Removing the valve covers should just be a matter of removing the valve cover bolts and pulling the covers off. It should be pretty straight forward. I don't know why it's so damn hard to find a picture of a 2005-2009 engine bay so I could see what's going on for sure.

Do you have a pic of your engine bay? If so, I could probably tell you a little more detail on what you'll need to remove/move etc.
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Re: How do you remove the valve covers?

Aren't you guys forgetting something?
The camcovers hold something down don't they?

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Re: How do you remove the valve covers?

This is the process I recently used to remove my cam covers on a Vortech equipped car, (replaced my OEM covers with FRPP covers)

Drivers side:

1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
2. Remove the (4) 14mm nuts holding on the strut tower brace and remove the brace.
3. Remove the Vortech Air Intake Assemble by releasing the Screw Clamp at the support to the Supercharger.
4. Disconnect wiring to the MAF Sensor.
5. Take close-up pictures of the MAFfia wiring and PCV hose showing tie wrap locations.
6. Cut the Tie Wraps
7. Remove the PCV Line by sliding the Green Levers and pulling to disconnect, complete both ends.
8. Disconnect the (4) COP electrical connectors.
9. Carefully vacuum any accumulated dirt around the COPs.
10. Remove the COPs electrical connectors.
11. Remove the Fuel Injector electrical connectors.
12. Remove the (4) COP hold down bolts using a 7mm socket
13. Labels the COPs with painters tape and a marker.
14. Remove the COPs with a slights twisting motion to break the seal.
15. Disconnect the plug from the Variable Camshaft Timing Oil Control Solenoid.
16. Pull the (2) wire support clips from the cover.
17. Loosen the Oil Dipstick Tube with 8mm socket.
18. Unscrew the bolts from the cover using a 8mm socket, extensions and universal joints as required. It is not necessary to remove the bolts completely as they are held by rubber bushings.
19. Carefully pull up on the cam cover and guide it from the car. Be careful of the VCTOC Solenoid ā€“ pull the cover straight up until it clears the end of the Solenoid.
20. Carefully remove the OEM sealant with a non metallic scraper on either side of the rectangular rubber plug. Use a rag to ensure nothing falls into the head.
21. Clean the head matting surface with a rag and solvent (Brake Clean).
22. Locate the Left cam cover gasket by the ā€œLā€ on the indexing tab.
23. Clean the gasket grove in the cam cover with isopropyl alcohol and a lint free cloth.
24. Carefully press the gasket into the cam cover until it is completely seated all the way around.
25. Apply a bead of RTV Sealant in the same locations the OEM Sealant was removed from, above and below the rectangular rubber plug.
26. Carefully guide the cam cover onto the head, make sure the cover bolts are lined up before pressing down on the cam cover.
27. Snug down all bolts and then torque to 89 lbs-in (10Nm) following the torque sequence diagram.
28. Tighten the Oil Dipstick Tube bolt.
29. Attach the (2) wiring harness retainers to the can cover stub bolts.
30. Connect the left hand solenoid electrical connector and attach the wiring harness plastic connectors to the cam cover.
31. Using the pictures taken as reference secure the MAFia with wire ties.
32. Carefully install the COPs in sequence and torque to 5 Nm.
33. Install the COPS electrical connectors.
34. Install the Fuel Injector electrical connectors.
35. Reconnect the MAF Sensor Wiring.
36. Reinstall the Vortech Air Intake Assemble by tightening the Screw Clamp at the support to the Supercharger.
37. Proceed to Passenger side cam Cover.

Passenger Cover is basically the same except I removed the battery and battery tray and three is no dipstick of course.

Take your time 2.5 to 3.5 hours depending on how quick/careful you are.

Good luck!
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Re: How do you remove the valve covers?

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Aren't you guys forgetting something?
The camcovers hold something down don't they?

Um, what do they hold down? I know on my car, the only thing they hold down is the valve cover gasket. The only thing the covers on my 95 5.0 hold down is the gasket as well.
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Re: How do you remove the valve covers?

one side may come out easy and the other might be hard, Ive not heard to many issues on 05+ so with a little time they should come out
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Um, what do they hold down? I know on my car, the only thing they hold down is the valve cover gasket. The only thing the covers on my 95 5.0 hold down is the gasket as well.
Step 12 ring a bell?
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Re: How do you remove the valve covers?

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I was wondering what you have to do to remove the valve covers? I wanted to paint them. I was also wondering what color I should paint them if my car is silver with dark blue racing stripes? I was thinking an almost grabber blue but I'm not sure if that would go... Also, I know you have to take the intake manifold off... What type of sealant do I use when I put it back on or is there a gasket??
You can order those covers in ford blue,I believe it's a crinkle coating.
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Step 12 ring a bell?
No, not at all. Only thing held in place by my covers on either car is a gasket, which is why I was looking for a pic of a 3 valve motor.
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Thanks a lot for all the help. The reason I'm going to paint them instead of buying new ones is because my girlfriends dad can do it for free... He used to run his own restoration business and still owns the shop with a paint booth etc... Do you think red would look good or is blue a better choice?
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No, not at all. Only thing held in place by my covers on either car is a gasket, which is why I was looking for a pic of a 3 valve motor.
LOL......nevermind.
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LOL......nevermind.
No, please explain what I am missing here. If you were referring to step 12 from a previous post, neither of my cars have cop hold down bolts...so...please explain what I am missing.
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No, please explain what I am missing here. If you were referring to step 12 from a previous post, neither of my cars have cop hold down bolts...so...please explain what I am missing.
Not getting into an argument here, but it's obvious by pictures that some 3V engines DO have COP hold down provisions.

No big deal! It's just something he needs to look for.
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Not getting into an argument here, but it's obvious by pictures that some 3V engines DO have COP hold down provisions.

No big deal! It's just something he needs to look for.
I'm not either, but, just to clarify, the reason I was looking for a 3v motor picture is because I don't own a 3v so I couldn't give him details about what needs to come off for sure. My 4v and my 95 5.0 have nothing held down...which is all I was trying to say...and that I Couldn't give details without seeing a pic of the bay to see what else needs to be removed/loosened.
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I'm not either, but, just to clarify, the reason I was looking for a 3v motor picture is because I don't own a 3v so I couldn't give him details about what needs to come off for sure. My 4v and my 95 5.0 have nothing held down...which is all I was trying to say...and that I Couldn't give details without seeing a pic of the bay to see what else needs to be removed/loosened.
Cop covers hold down cops on 4v. All 3Vs(that I can remember) have them built into the cam covers.
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Cop covers hold down cops on 4v. All 3Vs(that I can remember) have them built into the cam covers.
Yes, step 12 above refers to removing the 4 bolts (one for each COP) holding the COP in place to the Cam Cover.
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