All the bolts that I am aware of are off, the front to all the way to the back comes off, but its stuck right on the back lower corner! any ideas of what might be goin on? Im afraid to pry and hard cause I am assuming the cover will break.
Ok, so im obviously a retard, I dont know why I couldnt find that bolt, but now its busted off in the engine. How big of a deal is it if I leave that one bolt out? Will it for sure leak, i used neoprene gaskets and gasket sealer(I want the oil leaks gone forever). Can I tap out the broken screw throught the valve cover? its a pretty clean and straight break.
Well that was a bad idea. LOL I say that because I did the same thing on one.
Here's what I did - was easy and fairly quick. I tool a small pick, the one I have is for splitting insulated wires apart but anything with a sharp, fine, strong point will work. I had to crawl into the engine bay to get to it but was able to use the pick to spin out the remnants of the bolt. Probably it will come out really easy if you can get to it as it has been wrestled around and has no tension on it.
I don't know that it will certainly leak if you don't replace it but I'd encourage you to spend the time to try and remove it if you reasonably can.
it was the middle bolt. Yah if it was the bottom corner I would have already tore it back off and pulled it. The mide front bolt on the passenger valve cover wasnt even there and there were no leaks so im gonna try to give this a go still and hope for the best.
yah its still leaking oil, kind of depressing really. I really hate these cars, everytime I try to fix anything something else brakes, my exhaust cracked on the right side to when i jacked up the trans to get a better position on the valve cover bolts, and when I went to pull of the rubber tube air intake the slip tore. I really hate these cars.