What's the reason for the tear-down?
This motor is going into the 2002 CVPI in my sig...that motor has timing chain issues then blew a spark plug out while I was working on a solution.
I have the valve covers off as the left cover is broken due to this engine slamming into the ABS module when I wrecked the car. A combination of the frame bending and bringing the module closer and the motor laying over from the force of the impact. So Im resealing both valve covers as I have the gasket anyways, might as well.