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Hey there! So I was just in the garage reseting the valve cover gasket because it was leaking just a little, and when i was putting the valve cover back on I overtightened the bolt and broke the large skinny threaded rod coming out of the camshaft area. :facepalm: Any ideas on how to fix/where to get parts? Also i ran it a little and it seemed not to leak any oil out of the gasket so is it good to run just to get to school tomorrow? (about 5-8 min.) Thanks so much for the help!


EDIT: Forgot to add thats its the 2VZ-Fe Transverse V6 (Love that motor!)
 

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I'd suggest the world famous drill and an Easy-Out. That's the only way on the planet I know how to remove broken bolts. That sucks! Valve Cover gaskets are one of the world's easiest bolts to overtighten! They only take "just under hand tight". Just go until it's snug. Besides breaking bolts, you run the risk of messing up the gastet or the valve cover.

Good Luck!
 

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Its actually not a bolt thats broken. Its a long skinny rod with threads on the end that you tighten a nut onto. Sorry for the confusion on words, ill post a pic.
 

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oh. Okay. Can you grab it with vice-grips? If so, it most likely unscrews from the head. Maybe you can get lucky enough to just remove and replace it.
 

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Tried it one more time, with plety of torque it finally popped loose, now can i just take that straight into napa? What should I call it?
 

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A "thingy"? LOL! Not sure. I'm not really familiar with the stud you're talking about. But someone else might know. I don't really think NAPA is going to have it. Probably a wrecking yard or dealer only.
 
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