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Old 03-03-2014, 05:55 PM
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Valve Cover Stud Replacement

So my valve cover bolts are stripped and need replacing. I see that new ones are available from Honda. My only question is how to get the current ones off?

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So my valve cover bolts are stripped and need replacing. I see that new ones are available from Honda. My only question is how to get the current ones off?

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you try Vice Grips?? kungfu grip??
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Re: Valve Cover Stud Replacement

Almost positive once you pull the VC off, there's also a hex pattern on the bottom of the stud that you can get an open-ended wrench around.

If not.... vice grips. They're FUBAR'd anyway, soo.....
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Re: Valve Cover Stud Replacement

Awesome, looks like this should be easier than I expected. Now I just have to go get the studs. Thanks for the help.
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Re: Valve Cover Stud Replacement

^^ agreed.
I have one to replace but have been nervous that sucka is gonna break off.
They seem kinda fragile.
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Re: Valve Cover Stud Replacement

I had a nightmare replacing one of my studs, lots of drilling with a itty bitty bit, good luck
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Re: Valve Cover Stud Replacement

Ok so I am going to make sure I have everything down right before I order these.

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Numbers 9 and 10 are the studs I need, correct? Do I need 2 10's and 6 9's?

I will also be ordering nuts and a stud removal tool to hopefully make this job a bit easier.

Thanks for the help!
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Re: Valve Cover Stud Replacement

Good move on the stud removal tool. Wear you getting that? If I may be so bold... I want one.

Why 6 #9's? Chart says you need 3... chart next to part #...

Why noy buy all 5 #10's for future need? Or replace all 5 now...
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Re: Valve Cover Stud Replacement

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Good move on the stud removal tool. Wear you getting that? If I may be so bold... I want one.

Why 6 #9's? Chart says you need 3... chart next to part #...

Why noy buy all 5 #10's for future need? Or replace all 5 now...
Wow totally didn't notice the quantity for installation column. Thank you.

I found a OTC Metric stud removal set on Amazon. The link is posted below.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Hopefully it works. I'll be sure to spread the word if it works or does not work so well.
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Re: Valve Cover Stud Replacement

There's not a whole lot of a hex for your wrench to grab a hold of so make sure it is on there perfectly square before you start trying to loosen.
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Re: Valve Cover Stud Replacement

I will keep an eye on that. Thanks!
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All of mine were stripped out, replaced every single one with no issues. You could always try grinding a flatspot into it and using an adjustable wrench.
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Re: Valve Cover Stud Replacement

^^ this... good idea.

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