CAM-01, Camshaft Assembly Removal
If you happen to have the original tool kit that comes with the car, there is a long Allen head tool with a rubber socket for holding the bolt for removal (very nice). Also, if you HAVE to use a 6 mm socket and extension, make sure you tape the socket to the extension as they have a tendency to get knocked off and fall down inside the cam housing.
Other Procedures Needed
Two of the cam housing bolts also act as bracket bolts for the "hard pipe" section of the return line from the heater core. If only the cam housing is to be removed, the return line may remain connected and simply moved out of the way. However, if the head is to be removed as well, the return line should be removed. This will be detailed in the head removal procedure after the coolant system is drained and prior to removing the exhaust manifolds.
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