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Old 02-06-2010, 06:14 PM   #1
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I have a dilemma here. I snapped one of my valve cover bolts, no worries i got it out but i want to replace all of them just to be safe since they have been out numerous of times. So yesterday i called the mazda dealership(i get trade cost since a work for another dealership GM) to order them says there 2.74$ a piece. So i figure okay order them up i guess thats a reasonable price for chrome bolts. Go pick them up today there ******* shitty bolts i could buy at the hardware store for 10cents each...called him back i guess they changed up the part number or discontinued the chrome ones and i cant get them anymore :(. Soo if anyone has a set of 11 BRAND NEW valve cover bolts i would like to purchase them. If not someone who has one of them il give u a couple bucks + the shipping for one, seems kind of dumb but i cant even buy one chrome one! Thanks. Mike
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I use the normal bolts. If you're breaking them it sounds like you might be over torquing them. Might want to either check the torque spec you're using or use a different torque wrench that is properly calibrated. Isn't the spec like 65 inch pounds?
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I have some good used bolts I will send if you like,dont have the short bolts tho.
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I use the normal bolts. If you're breaking them it sounds like you might be over torquing them. Might want to either check the torque spec you're using or use a different torque wrench that is properly calibrated. Isn't the spec like 65 inch pounds?
Yea i did over torque them it was my own **** up, i was to lazy i just wanted to get it on the road last year and i hard cranked them all and ran it 2 months with a snapped bolt no oil leakage! I would use the bolts mazda gave me but I like the chrome look alot better.
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I PM'd you on the belows:







Let me know if you still need them.

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I'm waiting for mine to snap, they've been in and out a million times. I was planning on using ss Allen hardware when they do. Cheaper, look just as good, and won't rust.
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I'm waiting for mine to snap, they've been in and out a million times. I was planning on using ss Allen hardware when they do. Cheaper, look just as good, and won't rust.
+1 to this and a set is only 15 bucks from RSpeed.

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Well there ya go. I'd prefer something with a shoulder, but those will work. Same damn thing you get at ACE though.
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Done and done, yea my have been out over 10 times so there all weak now and i dont feel like removing anymore...its so dumb how mazda doesnt sell them anymore the ones they gave me were the ones in picture 3.
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