[MR2] @#%^ Valve cover grommets
chrissul at comporium.net
Wed Jul 9 16:16:06 EDT 2008
not to get too off topic, but a good set of picks can save you SO much
trouble. small orings, baked on rubber, even retreiving screws, you'd be
surprised. My set has 5 different shapes and a handle you screw them into.
takes up about as muhc room as a pocket protector, but i can't tell you how
many times they've saved my butt when nothing else was working...
Oh, and hex head bolts and split washers are sooooooo much better, but
remember, 21 INCH POUNDS. i destroyed a valve cover by cracking the tab
when i first put the hex heads on. just use a torque wrench or a
socketdriver type thingie...
----- Original Message -----
From: "William Brandt" <wbrandt1 at sbcglobal.net>
To: "MR2 List" <mr2 at mr2.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2008 3:35 PM
Subject: [MR2] @#%^ Valve cover grommets
> Kurt I believe when I took mine off I used a set of picks - my late friend
> the curmudgeonly Englishman Bob Sanigar - mechanic extraordinaire - showed
> me about how useful pics can be - one of those tools that you don't use
> them often but when you need them...
> I think those grommets bake onto the aluminum over time.
> If you pull these off of course you will need new ones and might as well
> put a new gasket on too.
> NAPA sells them if you can't get them readily from the dealer
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