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Old 12-08-2012, 08:31 PM   #173
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Originally Posted by Nyl777 View Post
Maybe it will help if you assemble it back then start the engine and warm it up for a few minutes then disassemble it again. Just a thought.
Originally Posted by farukh View Post
My question might sound stupid, but did you remove all the screws/bolts?
Is it your first VCG replacement? Anyone did it before? Maybe they used the RTV? In that case, a flathead screwdriver will help.
+1 on both
Warm up the engine a little to make the rubber pliable.
Make sure you have all 15 capnuts out. Lift the VC straight up.
And use a small flat head slowly on the VC end, not the engine block end. You can easily replace the VC if scratched but the block is a whole different story.
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