[MR2] @#%^ Valve cover grommets
telek2 at att.net
Wed Jul 9 23:30:16 EDT 2008
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From: "William Brandt" <wbrandt1 at sbcglobal.net>
> 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
I'll try picks next time. However, I didn't indicate that the car is
a MkI. The biggest problem is that the grommets fit tight over the
studs. You can't just pull them off, they grab the stud quite well.
But I'll see if my picks can get in there.
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