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Nut for valve cover issue

So one of the 8 nuts that hild my valve cover down is just spinning. I cant tighten or loosen it. Any thoughts? I thought about using an impact and trying to back it aff that way but i have no ther ideas. PLEASE HELP!!!!! It is not leaking oil from that spot either. Thank you!
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Re: Nut for valve cover issue

Stud is stripped or not seated
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Re: Nut for valve cover issue

i had the same issue. i had to pry against the nut while unscrewing. i used a thin flat head under the nut while backing it off. once the nut is removed, go get a new one. if the bolt is stripped, you can remove the stud and replace...not too hard at all.

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Re: Nut for valve cover issue

I also had the very same issue but I went a more destructive route. I used a dremmel to cut the nut off and then replaced both the valve cover stud and nut with new parts from Honda. I also replaced all the studs and bolts while i was there but thats just cause im anal about those kinda things.
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Re: Nut for valve cover issue

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i had the same issue. i had to pry against the nut while unscrewing. i used a thin flat head under the nut while backing it off. once the nut is removed, go get a new one. if the bolt is stripped, you can remove the stud and replace...not too hard at all.
exactly what I was going to say
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Re: Nut for valve cover issue

i had that same problem after over-tighting. the pry under it with a screw-driver while turning didnt work for me, neither did anything else. so i decided to split the nut, but the thing wouldn't split. so i spent 2 hours destroying the nut and the stud. had to clean up the stud real good after that and use an open-end (i think its called?) nut for it. works fine now, just looks a little out of place haha. good luck with that thing!
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Re: Nut for valve cover issue

Ive had the same problem. Get a drill bit that isnt too big and drill a few holes into the nut. then just crack it off the stud. that way you wont destroy your vc with a dremel . you will need to buy a new stud though.
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