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post #41 of 45 Old 10-03-2019, 05:00 AM
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Yay! Glad to see the happy ending to that story!

The former owner's behavior is disgraceful He obviously realized that he broke the bolt, or thought that he stripped the thread and sold the problem on, rather than deal with the problem himself. Otherwise, his mechanic, (who may have done the mod to the cylinder head) was a dishonest cowboy!

I just looked at this thread for first time . Great to see it worked out for you.

Once again i feel inspired to comment on what a great online community this forum is. We done to all those who contributed to this successful outcome!

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post #42 of 45 Old 10-03-2019, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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Yay! Glad to see the happy ending to that story!...Once again i feel inspired to comment on what a great online community this forum is. Well done to all those who contributed to this successful outcome!
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post #43 of 45 Old 10-03-2019, 01:48 PM
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Totally agree - the folks here are the best!

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
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post #44 of 45 Old 10-10-2019, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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So all the parts finally arrived and I started to get back into it. Was hoping to take off the valve cover so I could ensure all the silicone glue comes off and nothing else is in there that shouldn't be. I disconnected both the top and bottom radiator mount bolts so I could get the thermo-bob out of the way of the valve cover, but that darn TB is still preventing me from getting the valve cover out (really starting to dislike that TB). I'm either going to splurge and do the TB2 or just go back to basics with the stock hose setup - either way that's probably another week of parts ordering. But that's not why I'm writing, and I really don't need you all to weigh in on which of those two options I should go with. Is it really possible to get the valve cover off with the TB there? I'm really not looking forward to draining the cooling system (because I think I would have to remove the HT skid plate we installed recently to access the drain). If anyone sees an easier way of getting the valve cover off without messing with the coolant/TB/skid plate, please chime in.
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Valve cover off. Thanks, Tom!
1. rear upper engine mount needed to be swung out of the way (lower bolt left in place, just loosened), and
2. the fan wire needed to be disconnected (top white connector) so I could push the radiator/T-Bob/hose even further forward.
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