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helicoil and valve cover leaks
Posted 02 January 2004 - 05:08 PM
So, tore everything apart and helicoil'ed all the valve cover threads, and the threads on the cam retainer (they were stripping too). I then decided to be on the safe side, I went to helicoil the same offending threads on the other side of the engine (distributor side), only to find that some one else had already done it.
I then remembered that the passenger side was the one that always had the "Subaru valve cover leak", but the driver side never had a problem.
Correlation doesn't always imply causation, so I was wondering if anyone else on the board had noticed if helicoil'ed valve cover bolts helped provide a better valve cover seal?
Posted 02 January 2004 - 07:51 PM
Posted 02 January 2004 - 08:35 PM
Posted 02 January 2004 - 10:50 PM
Posted 03 January 2004 - 01:33 AM
One of the bolt holes had to be drilled all the way through, iirc, it was the one closest to the oil spout, so that would be top right.
I'll be able to get the other answers sunday evening.
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