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Valve cover ground bolt size?

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by TurboMirage, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    isnt it 10mm?

    i would say ~an inch long - may not help you but thats how long the bolts were on my 92dx.
     
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    MikeBergy Blah blah blah....

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    gimme a sec.....There looks to be about 10mm of thread length. I compared it with other bolts on the valve cover, which the helms says to be 6mm x 1.0mm. If you stripped it, I'd go with a 8 x 1.25mm, since that seems to be the nice size up thread standard for honda. My engine is a b18, but the standards should be the same for your d16.
     
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    which ground are you actually talking about?
     
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    You can actually relocate that particular bolt from the 'ground-only' bolt to one of the studs that holds the valve cover on, and have no problems with it...as long as it's grounded to the valve cover in some way/shape/form/fashion, you'll be fine
     
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    honestly, i dont know why you need that ground anyway. the engine is grounded in plenty of other places. ive noticed zero difference with it on or off. i have it on on my car but i really dont see it doing anything. but yea like will said you can just go to one of the bolts that holds th VC on
     
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    yes. one grounds the valve cover, the the other grounds the head.
     
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    still unnecessary IMO. VC ground does nothing. i have mine on the bolt (grounded to the head)
     
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