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good source for valve cover grommets?


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#1 grossgary

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 12:51 AM

where can i get valve cover grommets cheap? i need one for an EA82 and a couple ER27 sets......100 dollars for dinky little grommets seems rediculous.

i've checked thepartsbin, rockauto...., all run $2 a piece or more and there are 9 per EA82 and 14 per ER27 motor.

if that's the case i'll make my own little grommet gaskets or use some kind of o-ring.

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 01:09 AM

i think that we sell em at advance. ill look tomarrow if i remember. call my cell and remind me sometime,

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 01:17 AM

i think so too...but they are expensive. i want cheap!

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 01:25 AM

$2.98 each at advanced auto parts.
that's almost $50 per car just for dinky grommets, exactly what i'm getting fired up about.

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 11:27 AM

$2.98 each at advanced auto parts.
that's almost $50 per car just for dinky grommets, exactly what i'm getting fired up about.


are you sure that each? i thought they came in a set, besdies, i get 20% off, ill look at it today when i get there.

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 11:46 AM

$2.34/ea through Subaru. Must have something to do with the brass and rubber combination. Sorry, best I could do.

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 07:57 PM

Dosen't somebody sell just the rubber part? I guess you're supposed to re-use the metal part? can't remember where I saw them... I could dig around if you're interested.

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 07:23 AM

I had a similar issue when working to stop an oil leak on my wife's car. I found that for a mere 16.00 you can buy a full valve cover set and it comes with the grommets. Even the parts guy at Advance was surprized that the entire set was much cheaper than just buying the grommets.


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Posted 06 December 2005 - 10:43 AM

Check out Kimball Midwest in Columbus.

www.kimballmidwest.com


They are a wholesale automotive supplier, but also have a retail counter. They carry all kinds of oddball fasteners and trim items. You may have to buy in quanity though...

good luck, John

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 01:29 PM

i have an XT Turbo, a bunch of XT6's and know plenty of people with XT6's that could probably use them as well. i will be buying a good many of these, otherwise i wouldn't post and would have bought them by now.

any info is much appreciated. i'm thinking of just coming up with some alternative as the stock ones suck anyway in my oppinion.

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 01:38 PM

and tim...if that's for a complete package i'll buy ever one you have in stock.

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 02:36 PM

http://www.partsamer... Cover Grommets

http://www.rockauto....PIengineID=3437

Both sets mention "9 per car"

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 11:34 PM

hey gary, i looked it up today, the valve cover gasket set for the xt6 includes all the gromets and is a next day order. the price is like $26 a set.

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Posted 13 December 2005 - 10:12 PM

NAPA $ 6.49 for a set of 12! Item#: SGAVS13




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