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Old 06-06-2013, 07:37 AM   #1
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valve cover nut and bolt came out together.

Hello Everyone, Well I Was Changing My Valve Cover Gasket And Whe Taking Off The Far End Middle Nut The Bolt Came With It .Didn't Notice Till I But It All Back Together When I Tried Tighting Striped.. The Car Runs Good N No Oil Leaks Should Or Is It Ok To Just Leave It Alone?
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:03 PM   #2
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Why In The World Are You Capitalizing Every Single Word?

So you removed the valve cover and the stud came out with it, but you didn't notice until you put it back on? What did you strip, the nut? I'm confused.
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:46 PM   #3
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Re: valve cover nut and bolt came out together.

The valve cover nut is still connected to the bolt.i striped the hole where the bolt goes in.

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Old 06-06-2013, 03:17 PM   #4
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You're in danger of filling the spark plug hole with oil, and you won't be able to see if that is happening unless you pull the coil packs out.
Your choice as to whether you want to repair things properly, or monitor the last two holes for leaks frequently.
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:20 PM   #5
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If the threads in the hole broke off you will need to buy a time-sert kit. If the threads are still there than buy a tap and re-thread the hole.
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:58 PM   #6
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Re: valve cover nut and bolt came out together.

The top part of the tread is gone only has tread at the bottom. Is the time sert the same as the heli coil? Already order new nut n bolt .the same valve cover gasket is fine ?

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Old 06-06-2013, 10:02 PM   #7
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Yes you will be fine re-using the gasket. Yes the time-sert is similar to a heli-coil. Since these studs don't require much torque you can't go wrong using either one.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:08 PM   #8
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Yes the time-sert is similar to a heli-coil.
Similar meaning two different products from two different companys with two different methods of installaton?
People swear by one over the other so the difference should be noted.

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Similar meaning two different products from two different companys with two different methods of installaton?
People swear by one over the other so the difference should be noted.
However they are similar in what they intend to do, which is secure a bolt. For the OP's particular application either one will work.
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:15 AM   #10
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Was Checking The Time Sert Kits And Wow Kinda Pricy .Also Not Sure What Size To Get My Bolt Is M7 6X29.5 Also There Are Two Types Carbon Steel N Steel I Just Don't Want To Mess This Up More .Any Help Would Be Greatly Appreciated..And About The Capitalization It's Doing It On It's Owen ..
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:03 PM   #11
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I think you meant to post the size as M7/6X29,5
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The time-sert kit #1710 will work
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:41 PM   #13
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Old 06-07-2013, 06:57 PM   #14
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thanK You For All Your Help .Going To Take Care Of These Asap Hopefully Won't Run Into Another Problem ..Now I Just Have To Change These Setting On Capitalization.
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