yea took that valve cover off. motor in the car, but let me tell you PITA!! omg, subaru why do you hate us! yea compared to like a flippin honda, this was crazy, and theres two of them (passenger/driver). but yea didnt do drivers side yet, prob gunna do that this weekend. Passenger was main issue, but yea all the gaskets were literally as hard and brittle as plastic when i took them out. just pop off snorkel, airbox and you're there. also gotta take out the two spark plug coils, think it was a 12mm for that. a 10mm ratcheting wrench is helpfull and a 10mm socket on a small ratchet as well, need them for tight space, 8 total bolts holding cover on after spark plugs. again pita, but i think its way worth it. only problem is that (due to the design) i dripped oil on my uppipe while taking the cover off. so now im smoking like a mother. but hopefully itll burn off quick and ill be rid of the leak/smoke/smell.