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Old 07-14-2016, 07:34 AM   #1
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Remove Engine Cover

can anyone tell me how to remove the engine cover from my 2005 National Dolphin? Thanks...I've asked this before and have tried some of the suggestions but I am still stuck.

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Thee are 4 bolts that are at the "corners" of rht cover and they are oriented parallel with the floor in our Dolphin.

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Old 07-14-2016, 10:33 PM   #3
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Did you ever try a strong magnet to find the bolts ?
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Old 07-16-2016, 05:55 AM   #4
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The big problem is after you get the screws out the seal is stuck and it takes a strong man or a good pry bar to lift it up. The first time I lifted mine it tore the seal and I had to replace it. When you replace the cover put some kind of lube on the seal.
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Old 07-20-2016, 11:30 PM   #5
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Agree with all the above. After you remove the screws you will be convinced there must be more hardware, 'cause it won't even flex.

Trust in the replies here.

Get what I call a "flatbar" which looks like a pry bar but is a couple inches wide. You can use that to carefully work your way around the rear portion of the doghouse and it won't concentrate load like a screwdriver and the curve will give you some working leverage.

Do a quick search for my spark plug and wire replacement write-up in the workhorse chassis section last summer I think. I included one or 2 pics with the cover removed so you can see the seal mentioned above. Once you get the hang of how it's mounted, future excursions under there go much smoother.
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Old 07-20-2016, 11:36 PM   #6
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Never mind search. Found one of the pics.
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