I wonder if anyone knows if the timing chain front cover can be removed with the cylinder head still fitted on my standard L24 engine please? I have found a couple of sheared bolts that hold the cover on and would like to remove it to get the broken studs out without removing the head as the rest of the engine is intact. I can also inspect the timing chain etc whilst its off. Looking at the drawings I have it would seem that the head gasket extends over the top of the cover but is just to seal that joint oil wise and not part of the business side of the head gasket ie around the bores and coolant passages. There are a couple of bolts into the top of the cover but otherwise it looks like it would come off in situ, the only worry I can see is keeping the end of the head gasket healthy enough to re use when removing the cover? Any advice would be appreciated as always, many thanks.