Valve Cover Bolt: stripped threads
I've read a few posts here that caution against torquing the valve cover bolts to the 69 in-lb factory spec. Sadly, I didn't find this until after I stripped the threads in the head, in one location. See attached photo.
So, my question is, does anyone here have some experience with fixing this problem? So far, I've thought about (1) drilling & tapping some new threads, (2) installing a helicoil, or (3) epoxying a stud in the hole, and using a nut instead of a bolt to hold down the valve cover.
Any advice y'all can provide would be greatly appreciated.
Last edited by ZiHg; 09-29-2008 at 12:34 AM.
Reason: need to attach photo