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Hey all,
So I'm getting ready to change the valve cover gaskets on an 01 DTS. I have read the posts about being able to do this without dropping the cradle, but it looked to be a make the right face situation for it to work. A couple months back I had all the bolts out of the valve cover but was unable to get the thing out. It looked like another 1-2" of clearance and it would have came right out.
My question is........has anyone tried to loosen the rear subframe bolts to get a little extra clearance?

All input is greatly appreciated
 

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Re: 01 Deville DTS Rear Valve Cover

Pretty sure that's the only way to do it.
 

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Re: 01 Deville DTS Rear Valve Cover

Thanks Ranger. do you know the length of the rear cradle bolts?

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Sorry, but I have no clue. Someone else may know and chime in.

You could also try the engine tilt method, but not having torque struts to replace with a turnbuckle, you'd have to do some fabrication. Lowering the cradle might be easier in the long run.
 

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Some members have used lengths of metric threaded allthread rod, nuts and washers to make "long adjustable" cradle bolts to do just what you're attempting.

Pull a bolt, screw in the allthread, run a washer and nut up to the cookie, continue ................. slack off as necessary.
 
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