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Old 05-12-2009, 02:34 PM
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Default How do I remove my coil cover?

Last year when I purchased my whites XLT from my local dealer he installed a coil cover for me, recently upon cleaning and inspecting my machine I wanted to remove the coil cover to clean under it but I for the life of me cant get it off. Doesnt it just snap on? Is there a trick to it? Or is it a one time thing and once they are installed they are on for good? Any help would be great.
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Old 05-12-2009, 04:09 PM
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If your 100% sure he did put a cover on it, You should just be able to pry it off..Sometimes they stick on there pretty good.

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Old 05-12-2009, 04:37 PM
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Not sure about the XLT but the 8x9 coil cover on the Tesoro's is a nightmare to remove. They usually break getting them off. Steve.
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Old 05-12-2009, 04:53 PM
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Try putting it in some warm (not boiling !) water for a few minutes.
It'll make it expand. and less likely to snap.

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Old 05-12-2009, 05:28 PM
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It should come right off with a little pressure. If there is a coil cover there should be a lip around the top of the coil and the coil cover would most likely be textured. The coil itself is flat and smooth. For future reference its not a bad idea to clean it often. I clean mine every time I go out because I almost always find sand or dirt inside.
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Old 05-12-2009, 07:39 PM
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Although some people say that the Whites covers are hard to get off, mine aren't that bad. I don't need the warm water but it is a good tip. I just get the edge of the covers with my fingernails and work my way around the cover. All mine come off. Rob

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I have a DFX and to take the cover off I just place a screwdriver between the col and cover and give it a little pry and once it gets started it comes right off.
Just make sure there is a cover on you XLT.

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Thanks guys, I manage to get it off of there last night, I took a screw driver and lightly worked my way around and it popped off, Im glad I got it off, there was sand,dirt and even some water in there.
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Thanks guys, I manage to get it off of there last night, I took a screw driver and lightly worked my way around and it popped off, Im glad I got it off, there was sand,dirt and even some water in there.
Might be a good idea to put a bead of silicone around the cover when you put it back on. That will keep the dirt and water out.

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Might be a good idea to put a bead of silicone around the cover when you put it back on. That will keep the dirt and water out.

Great tip, I never though of that.
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I don't know if I would put silicone on it; you won't get it off and stuff is bound to get inside regardless. I would just clean it off every once in a while. But thats just my opinion.
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MCH02 you're avatar is freakin' me out.

Concering the cover....oh man that ant is crazy real looking...it should just pop off.
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There is no problem getting the silicon off. You just run a blade between the cover and the coil. I don't like the silicon because in a short time it attracts dirt and looks crappy. I had some on my 6x10 but took it off, you'd never know it was on the coil. Rob

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Not sure about the XLT but the 8x9 coil cover on the Tesoro's is a nightmare to remove. They usually break getting them off. Steve.
That answered my question!

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Boy I wish I had these problems with my Excalibur coil cover...it constantly would fall off until I lost it at a beach.

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