Was it tighten from factory, or serviced recently?
Have you removed the coolant pipe that goes from the radiator to the water pump?Dumb question here: how did you remove the stator cover? I'm doing a replacement myself and can't seem to be able to remover the cover. I've removed the outer bolts and and it only comes out about half an inch then it gets stuck on something. Do I need to remove the center cap and remove that center bolt? Thanks in advance!
Those are three or four pins that are used to align the cover with the engine body. Both the engine and the cover have some holes, three or four, I think. When assembling, y start by sliding the pins in the engine holes. Half of the pins bodies will stick out of the holes. Then you put the cover by matching the pins in the cover holes. That aligns the cover with the engine and it should make it easier to screw in the bolts.What are these dowel pins you speak of?? And where are they located?? Thanks in advance bud.