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Old 04-12-2002, 08:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry Broken valve cover bolt

while changing the valve cover I over torqued one of the bolts and broke it... leaving half of the thread in the nut and the other half still exposed... I was able to rig up a self threading teflon bolt for now, but need to replace the bolt... anyone have experience? or where can I find the HELMS manual online?
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Old 04-12-2002, 09:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Broken valve cover bolt

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while changing the valve cover I over torqued one of the bolts and broke it... leaving half of the thread in the nut and the other half still exposed... I was able to rig up a self threading teflon bolt for now, but need to replace the bolt... anyone have experience? or where can I find the HELMS manual online?
Which 'bolt' did you break?

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Old 04-12-2002, 09:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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your screwed!!! hahahaha...j/k..I think he means # 15 or #6 bdc
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Go to your Honda Dealership and see if they can get you the bolt. They should be able to get it easily.
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This exact thing happened to me bout 3 months ago, i was painting my valve cover and i over torqed it, i drove with it like that for about a month and then some dick hit me so it was in the shop and when i got it back i went and got it fixed, i took it to any car repaire place, not body work car repaire, the guy was gonna charge like 70, for a gasket and shit, but i just asked him to put it on, and he charged like 40 for labor, and the bolt was like 5 bucks or something, but he had to order it, which sucked !!!
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your screwed!!! hahahaha...j/k..I think he means # 15 or #6 bdc
Yeah, I was thinking probably #14 from his description of the 'fix.'
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The guy said it was like 9 or something, i have an dohc, so thats the wrong dia. for me, it was the top one, if your looking down at your engine closest to you on the right
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The guy said it was like 9 or something, i have an dohc, so thats the wrong dia. for me, it was the top one, if your looking down at your engine closest to you on the right
Okay, well, in case he comes back - it really isn't any big deal. But, he's going to need to buy the parts from Honda. They aren't regular Ace Hardware variety.

I assume he turned the 'acorn' nut [#17] too tight. It's only a 6mm. Then the stud [#14] broke off inside the nut, which is virtually impossible to remove since it's a blind hole. If that's the case, then he'll need a new 'acorn' nut, or a "6mm Chrome Plated Nut Cap" as Honda calls it. That's part #15387 and costs $2.48 - and a new stud, or "Cylinder Head Cover Bolt B." That's part #83198 and costs $3.59.

That should take care of the problem, I think...
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type-r BDC, thanks

I fixed it today... it was mad easy... removed the valve cover again... removed the stud for the valve cover bolt... I believe it was #14 on BDC's diagram... I bought a new one at the dealership today for $4.84... and yes I also needed an acorn nut... it took maybe 30 to 40 minutes... once
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I need help!! I snapped a damn vavle cover bolt today. The remains in the acornn nut came out really easy, guess i got lucky there, but how hard is it to reaplce that damn stud?
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I did the same thing like a month ago when i painted my valve cover! I had to go buy a easy out to get the bolt out then went to my deaker ship and bought the rubber washer thing which the dealer ship put on the bolt i had no silcone and then i just bolted it back up and it all good now didn't cost me any thin mabey 8 buck but had to wait on the blot because they had to order. But its not all that big i actually drove my car with out the bolt it was the front one and didn't leak and oil or anything but i wouldn't recomend that at all.
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How did u get the bolt out and how did u reaplce it? I took off my vavle cover to do the vavle adjustment, and when i put it back on i over torqued it and and it snapped. Right now i need to figure out how to place the bolt. All i do is get a new bolt, open the vavle cover, unscrew the old one and screw in the new one? If that's so, i'm gonna go pick 4 bolt (cause they break so damn easy!) and a new valve cover gasket.
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Old 06-16-2002, 04:13 PM   #13 (permalink)
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you need a drill a small metal cutting bit and a Bit called a easy out ( both the same size.found at any hardware store). I had a towel that i places around the broke bolt so now metal shavings get in the oil. Then drill a hole with the bit the drill in the easy out and Bam it unscrews the bolt . Its rather easy. The you get the bolt just go the honda dealer near you and order one they might have one in stock. The just screw in the bolt not to tight you don't wanna have to do it all over agian
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Old 06-16-2002, 06:41 PM   #14 (permalink)
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With my car the vavle cover bolt had thread on one side, with a nut in the middle and thread coming out the other end... in other words, the bolt had thread that went into the vavle guide area, with a nut lying in the middle and the rest of the thread on the other half went up thru the valve cover... for me all I did was remove the valve cover, un screw the whole bolt using the middle nut to remove it, and then buy the new piece and thread it back into the valve area... put the cover back on and torque it according to torque specs this time... been fine ever since... if you need more help or a better description, please let me know
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