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Old 01-01-2010, 03:10 AM   #1
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I've got a new tensioner on the way, but I noticed today while working with the valve cover that the a/c is going to be in the way of removing it.

My first though was hopefully I can unbolt the A/C box and move it around to give me enough room to pop it off, but I doubt it'* going to be that easy.

If I can't, I'm going to have to disconnect the A/C. Anyone have a write up on how to remove the tensioner on an 03', or how to disconnect the A/C so it can be moved?
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Remove the studs from the head.
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Call O'reillys here in town to see their price, if you can get it we can get that changed tomorrow no problem.
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Call O'reillys here in town to see their price, if you can get it we can get that changed tomorrow no problem.
I doubt they stock it, I called half of chicago trying to find a valve cover and nobody stocks that either. I already ordered one anyways. It won't be hard to do now that I know the bolts come out. So that'* what the tips on the bolt are for.. Thanks Dan! Do you know if the bolts are reverse thread?

Tomorrow I plan on getting the IC Hooked up and pumping. I have a few things that need mounted. Fuel lines, spark plug wires, and anything else that'* in the way needs to be rerouted. I'm thinking about removing the fog lights and putting some 3" tubing in there and pointing it at the IC. I'd like to try and modify the hood a little to. I don't know if the bottom layer on the hood can be heated and molded per say, either that or its going to have to be cut out in sections because I think it will rub on the */c belt and it'* slowly wearing away what looks like the top of the BCM.

Then next weekend I only need to replace the tensioner, and atleast the front valve cover. I would like to replace both, but may need some help for the back one since it looks like I will need to remove the alternator to get to it and possibly some other things. I've got a friend that used to be a GM certified mechanic. Since you won't be down, I may ask to use his garage and see if he could give me a hand with that back valve cover.
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Just put a socket that fits on the funny end of the bolt and turn it off just like any other bolt.
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