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Old 07-06-2011, 12:53 PM
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Valve cover bolts, silly question

Ok silly question. Did a search and didn't see this one come up. Broke a valve cover bolt. None of the local Auto stores have 'em and dealer says they are special order. Can't I just use a std flange capped 1/4-20 bolt? I mean there is only 5-6 ft-lbs of torgue on it and it is just the valve cover. Anyone else have this happen and try a std bolt? Or am I asking for trouble?


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Old 07-06-2011, 04:21 PM   #2
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I haven't tried it but I would - seems to me a bolt's a bolt.

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Old 07-09-2011, 01:21 PM   #3
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That's what I did for 2 of the bolts on mine. Used standard bolts from the hardware store without any problems.
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