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Old 04-23-2016, 05:19 PM   #1
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Was taking the head off of my engine and when I went to remove the 3 Torx screw on the VVT actuator cover one completed rounded out on me. Tried using a extractor and that broke in the screw... I finally when ahead an removed the 4 bolts and just the entire front off.

So few questions. At this point I don't think I'll have any easy luck getting that one screw out nor the extractor bit.

-Worth just putting something like JB Weld on it so the bit won't fly out and not worry about it?
-I was dumb and didn't mark the cover before I took it off. Is that a problem?
-Should I just find another assembly at this point?

Was so close to being incident free...

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If you have two screws out, I think you can rotate the cover and that'll help loosen the stuck screw. Only if the head still exists though.
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Won't budge at all even with just one screw in (I think that screw is badly seized). So thoughts given that? Thanks!
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It's a flat plate held in with a m4 screw. Use a bigger hammer. This should not defeat you.
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Curly, thanks for words of encouragement! Hammer got it off! I've heard when opening it things can fall out. Attached is a pic with the front cover off. Everything look in place? Thanks again!
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After reading another post looks like I lost the rubber puck. Anyone have an extra?
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Enjoy your rattly VVT after taking it apart.
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Puck found on ground!
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