Yow! Screws? My GM Vehicles (Several of Them) Have Engine Covers That Remove In Seconds With No Tools Required. If The Vehicles Can Be Made With Easy To Service Parts Or Difficult To Service Parts, Why The $#@^ Would The Designers/Engineers Opt For The Latter?
I don’t know if I’m The Lone Ranger, here, but since I’m the guy doing about 95% of all maintenance and repairs on our family vehicles, I carefully consider ease of basic vehicle service before I purchase. I won’t buy a car that some jackaxxes designed in hard to access filters, drains, fillers, engine shields, etcetera.
Sellers will see me on the ground (pretty flexible for an old fart) and poking around the engine compartment. I vote with my wallet and walk away if need be.
Too late on this vehicle, but something to consider for future.
That’s just Common Sense !