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My 96 sl 1.9 dohc valve cover gacket

Bolts (2) are stripped and one bolt is broke off any answers I dont know squat about saturns

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The only thing would do for the stripped bolts is to retap them with a tap & die set using the next larger size. As for the one that's broken off you can use what's called an "Easyout". You drill a hole into the broken off part of the bolt and then insert the Easyout. The Easyout has left hand threads and as you turn it , it bites into the broken bolt and usually will take it right out.

Hope this helps.

Good luck Loringh

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Originally Posted by norvelplagbao52

1993 saturn sl2 1.9 dohc cylinder head torque
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tightening procedure:
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Originally Posted by norvelplagbao52

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