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Old 06-26-2013, 02:06 PM
JimLev JimLev is offline
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Originally Posted by BarryM View Post
Well, I revisited the cover today and those 2 rear bolts still aren't coming out. I fear the only answer will be to force the lid off and break it which is a real windup.

Any last suggestions before I break the lid?
I used a very small pair of channel lock pliers maybe 5 inches long, think I bought them at Sears. Reach down with the pliers and grab the lower portion, the threaded part in the lower case. Squeeze the hell out of it while you try and back the Allen bolt out. That works for me.
Before I put it all back together I cleaned up the threads on the bolts, ran a tap through the lower portion and used anti-seize. Don't tighten the bolts too much when you put it back together.

2000 540/6 Slightly tweeked...everywhere
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