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I'm working on some minor

I'm working on some minor issues on my 89 TR my drivers side valve cover is leaking bad last night I started removing all the small bolts and washers on the face of the valve cover removed the 2 bolts to the tube on the bottom side near the ft of the valve cover also removed the distib and the 4bolts below the dist and disconnected everything. I can's seem to break the valve cover loose am I missing anything, What are the allen type bolts on the back side bottom of the valve cover for do I need to remove them? It doesn't seem like it. I wanted some idea or tips on how to remove this so I don't damage anything so far everything I restored on the TR worked out perfect I just removed the complete interior and replaced weathered and shrunk leather on the dash, also I now have my heat and a/c working and I removed and rebuilt the alt with tips and help from you guys so let me know what you think. Ron
 
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hi Ron,

remove all the 10mm


hi Ron,

remove all the 10mm acorn nuts on the upper & lower perimeter plus a couple in the middle and the 2 rear end plates and the cover should be fully unbolted. The gaskits can make quite a seal that will have to be carefully broken loose/free.

HTH's

Regards, JRV
 
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I must be a little slow today

I must be a little slow today I forgot the middle bolts just one of those days. What kind of oil do you use if I used Catrol GTX 10w30 or 40 would that be ok I'm looking for suggestions. I rebuilt my alt it's charging but it not charging the new battery any idea on that one. Thanks again it's guy's like you that keep Forums like this going and TR running. I really appreciate it. Ron
 
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Ron: According to the parts m

Ron: According to the parts manual there are 18 acorn nuts to remove. I can check mine, but can't do it till Friday.....my engine is out of the car.

I use Castrol 10W-40 with no problems.
 
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Update I am finished with the

Update I am finished with the job, it's not a hard job but you guy's were right it takes time. I cleaned for hours to make sure there was no signs of oil so the gasket and sealer hold tight. I planned on doing both sides but for now I figure if the other side isn't leaking I'm not going to mess with it. Next I need to figure why my alternator isn't charging the battery the alternator is good but I can't figure out why it's not getting to the battery. I hope by this weekend I can take my first real drive in the TR as some of you know I bought this 8,000 mile TR in the middle of winter and never had a chance to drive it and I'm getting close. Thanks again
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Ron,

Make sure your red alt


Ron,

Make sure your red altermator light comes on when the key is in the garage position. I'm not sure about the TR, but on a number of these cars the bulb must be working so that exicitation circuit tells the voltage regulator to open up.

So if the light is bad it will not charge. Really, I'm not kidding. Just a shot in the dark.

Best of luck.

Drew Altemara
 
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I will check that , definately

I will check that , definately something I wouldn't think of THANKS!!
 
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That is true on many cars. BM

That is true on many cars. BMWs do the same thing. If the bulb is bad the alt. won't charge. I thought it was strange too the first time I heard it.
 
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