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Old 09-01-2014, 09:02 PM
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any help on caliper removal and reinstall instructions??? THanks
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Any info on how hard it is or what's involved in changing the plenum cover?
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    Do you happen to have the how to's for removal of the body panels? I need the one specifically for the rear quaterpanels. (Where the gas fill door is). Thx

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    Originally Posted by FYREANT View Post
    Do you happen to have the how to's for removal of the body panels? I need the one specifically for the rear quaterpanels. (Where the gas fill door is). Thx

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    Sure thing - give me some time. Not feeling well today, but I'll pull the info you need.

    Just need the driver's rear quarter body panel?
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    Sure thing - give me some time. Not feeling well today, but I'll pull the info you need.

    Just need the driver's rear quarter body panel?
    Take your time! No rush needed. Ya just that one panel. It got scratched DEEP and has to get pulled so I can have it repainted..
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    Man... sorry to hear that. Hopefully not from some idiot with a car door or shopping cart...

    I guess it could be worse if the panel was wrecked. Getting it all together now.
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    Originally Posted by FYREANT View Post
    Take your time! No rush needed. Ya just that one panel. It got scratched DEEP and has to get pulled so I can have it repainted..
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    Do you have any instructions for removing the interior trim for the top of the windshield?
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    Info sent!
    Awesome! Thank you!!
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    Hi Theta,

    Do you have any instructions for removing the interior trim for the top of the windshield?
    Yep, sent that info to another member who then posted a great walkthrough with actual pictures, etc. I'll add it to the list ASAP.
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    has anyone found the correct procedure for removing the Z51 passenger side coil
    covers without damaging the clips on the hose fitting? the last 4 people I heard
    from said it was damaged in the process.
    I think this is officially called the "evaporative emission canister purge pipe replacement" procedure.

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    has anyone found the correct procedure for removing the Z51 passenger side coil
    covers without damaging the clips on the hose fitting? the last 4 people I heard
    from said it was damaged in the process.
    I think this is officially called the "evaporative emission canister purge pipe replacement" procedure.
    The evap hose is cake to remove. You simply press the grey part towards the center of the hose and hold it in while pulling the hose off. Do that on both sides to take it off completely.
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    Originally Posted by Asterism View Post
    has anyone found the correct procedure for removing the Z51 passenger side coil
    covers without damaging the clips on the hose fitting? the last 4 people I heard
    from said it was damaged in the process.
    I think this is officially called the "evaporative emission canister purge pipe replacement" procedure.
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    The evap hose is cake to remove. You simply press the grey part towards the center of the hose and hold it in while pulling the hose off. Do that on both sides to take it off completely.
    I thought that's what he meant at first, too.

    However, I know what he's asking now - I get this question PMed at least 3 times a week. He's asking about the barb/nipple on the passenger valve cover that's clipped in.

    Fair warning - I broke mine on the first time taking it off. It's a stupid design that has two plastic arms/clips on each side holding it inside the covers. When you wiggle or yank on it, it just pops one of the clips.

    Then, you have to chase the broken clip in there with a gripper or take the valve cover off.

    So, while there are many people who have been lucky (and many shops that must know a trick), quite a few of us have busted that even being careful.

    There is no direct replacement other than buying the entire (large) hose assembly. Bummer, eh?
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    I thought that's what he meant at first, too.

    However, I know what he's asking now - I get this question PMed at least 3 times a week. He's asking about the barb/nipple on the passenger valve cover that's clipped in.

    Fair warning - I broke mine on the first time taking it off. It's a stupid design that has two plastic arms/clips on each side holding it inside the covers. When you wiggle or yank on it, it just pops one of the clips.

    Then, you have to chase the broken clip in there with a gripper or take the valve cover off.

    So, while there are many people who have been lucky (and many shops that must know a trick), quite a few of us have busted that even being careful.

    There is no direct replacement other than buying the entire (large) hose assembly. Bummer, eh?
    Is that a Z51 specific clip then? I dont think I had to deal with that on my base..
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    Theta,
    what does the service manual say?

    is this not the ""evaporative emission canister purge pipe replacement" procedure?
    you also mentioned that you have to take the cover off to get
    the broken clip, but I would guess that the only reason anyone
    is removing the hose is to take the cover off anyway?
    unless they were taking the hose off to replace something else,
    im guessing painted covers are what almost everyone is doing it for.

    im close to offering a bounty for this information...
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    Is that a Z51 specific clip then? I dont think I had to deal with that on my base..
    yes, that hose connection to the cover is only on the Z51s,
    it routes back to the dry sump tank.

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    Originally Posted by Asterism View Post
    Theta,
    what does the service manual say?

    is this not the ""evaporative emission canister purge pipe replacement" procedure?
    you also mentioned that you have to take the cover off to get
    the broken clip, but I would guess that the only reason anyone
    is removing the hose is to take the cover off anyway?
    unless they were taking the hose off to replace something else,
    im guessing painted covers are what almost everyone is doing it for.

    im close to offering a bounty for this information...
    When I said valve cover, I actually meant the entire valve cover (metal piece) sometimes needs to come off if you can't snake the tab.

    Let me see if there's any useful info for you other than "unclip it".

    Edit: Since you asked, I just checked and this isn't the "evaporative emission canister purge pipe replacement" procedure. That's just the quick disconnect to the evap/sensor bung up near the TB.

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    You won't like this... Listed under Valve Rocker Arm Cover Installation - Right Side (with Z52 Option)... Also, to the person that asked earlier, this little annoyance is only on the Z51.

    The instructions say to unclip the retainer. Yep. That's it.

    I can draw you a picture of where the clips are if you want to try to press one down while bringing it out. I will also suggest utilizing heat (doing it when the plastic is hotter makes it more pliable and less brittle). I broke mine when the garage was about 40 degrees... My own fault.
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    Ugh. Yes, a picture would help! this may have to wait till spring, I just put it away
    for the season, but we do occasionally get an unseasonably warm day. someone
    theorized that the oil life monitor also takes calendar time into consideration so itll
    be interesting to see how much, if any, the remaining life decreases over the next
    5 months without any new miles. im at 4905 miles with 36% remaining, which means
    the monitor initially assumes an oil change interval of ~7500 miles. just for giggles ill
    keep track of this as the car ages and see if theres a corresponding change in interval.
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    Updated with additional guides including rear fenders, rear scoops, etc.
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