Author: Jonathan Swain (aka "PurdueGuy")
- Torx T40 socket
- Rubber mallet
Remove spark plug wires. These just pull out. Pay attention for oil on the ends of the wires, as this is a sign of a leaking valve cover gasket that needs to be replaced.
Remove valve cover bolts. Torx T40 bit, normal thread, 10 bolts total. As you stand in front of the car, there are 3 bolts on the side closer to you, 2 on the side away from you, 2 on the left side, none on the right, and 3 down the middle between the spark plug wells.