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It appears that I have 3 spots in my head (yea, keep those jokes to yourself) that a previous ham-fist mechanic gave a little too much torque to when reinstalling the valve cover. So, do I helicoil? Any advice welcome, including places to buy appropriate parts.

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Helicoil

As long as there is enough wall thickness the heli-coils would be the easiest way to go. Most good auto parts stores should have heli-coil kits. I am not sure if the predrill depth for a heli-coil would be a problem in these areas or not.

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Helicoil is the way to go - a common practice among us ham handed owners. I was introduced to this on my last well-intentioned service effort. When they say 9 NM, that's what they mean.
 

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Check the depth of the holes, there may be undamaged threads a longer bolt could reach.
 

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It's a special bolt

Jinks said:
Check the depth of the holes, there may be undamaged threads a longer bolt could reach.
It's a special bolt I believe, but I'm all ears..

Joe
 
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