: Need to take the Engine Cover Off - Help

04-20-05, 08:53 PM
Ok... was about to take the engine cover off until none of my sockets worked on the bolts holding down the "LS6" bar... then I find out I need a 18mm socket... METRIC (when did GM go metric)? Anyways, got the 18mm socket, but I have a question, when I take the bar off, what is holding down the engine cover? Do I need more sockets? Does it come right off???:hmm:

04-20-05, 08:55 PM
It just snaps off.

Dave's V
04-20-05, 09:08 PM
GM has been going metric for awhile now.

04-20-05, 09:09 PM
You gearheads are great :thumbsup: thanks

04-20-05, 10:11 PM
Pictoral walk-through on the engine cover removal --> here (http://www.stealthv.nitro-nights.com/z06venginecovers.htm)

04-21-05, 12:04 PM
You need a StealthV !Cover silly.


P.S. buy a Corsa Fool!

04-21-05, 06:00 PM
make sure you torque those 18mm bolts down if not it will change your alignment! trust me I know!

04-21-05, 07:34 PM
As for the engine cover, I will taking off because I don't like the heat buildup, and :suspense: gwad, is our engine an ugly duckling without the cover. And it sounds better from outside of the car. Oh yeah, 83 ft-lbs.

On that note.. the bolts holding down the air filter... anyone know what size sockets I need to take them off?

Trukk :hide: , I am still on the fence for the Corsa, D'oH.

04-21-05, 07:54 PM
Air filter socket size (http://www.stealthv.nitro-nights.com/ffv_installation.htm) and exhaust answer (http://www.bbexhaust.com/) . :cheers:

04-21-05, 10:59 PM
Watch out while taking the air-filter out. There are some nasty rivets you have to look out for when removing the rubber tube thats bolted down. My dad and I just used some man power, but it consisted of cutting them off. Not exactly sure it was the smartest idea.