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Old 07-18-2017, 08:42 AM   #16
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You're an absolute saint! There's not even any info about that plastic piece online. I wonder if you even need it, or if the engine will run just fine without it.

It'll be tomorrow before I can try working on it again. I'll give it my best shot, and if I can't get it, I'll take it to a couple mechanics and machinists and see if anyone locally can remove it. I wonder if it's fine to just leave those bolts out if I have all the others

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You'll need the plastic piece in there to prevent oil from going back into the intake. The plastic baffle plate is not sold individually. The only way to get a new piece with the screws is to order a new valve cover, which isn't worth the price for your purposes.

Depending on the location on the screws which you broke off I wouldn't worry about it too much. If it's one on each end, it should still provide you a pretty good seal. Not sure if the vibrations though will cause your other ones to back out though.
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Old 07-18-2017, 09:37 AM   #17
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You'll need the plastic piece in there to prevent oil from going back into the intake. The plastic baffle plate is not sold individually. The only way to get a new piece with the screws is to order a new valve cover, which isn't worth the price for your purposes.

Depending on the location on the screws which you broke off I wouldn't worry about it too much. If it's one on each end, it should still provide you a pretty good seal. Not sure if the vibrations though will cause your other ones to back out though.
I figured that only missing 2 out of 7 screws wouldn't be too bad, but I'm not putting it back on without at least getting those broken pieces removed. It's not worth risking. I can be patient to about destroying an engine lol.

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