Originally Posted by ramenboy...
I ran into the same thing when I replaced the stator and r/r... I remedied it by holding the bottom of the cover w the left hand, top w the right. And alot of swearing.
It took some shimmying, but then just went into place.
All DONE, APART FROM A BIT OF OIL, & COOLANT, TOOK ME ABOUT 30 MINs. found a dowel on stator casing held gasket on this with one hand
and with the other put cover sraight on. no leaks and no sealant used, let you know how it goes. THANKS for all the advise as i
could not have done this without your help