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    ARP Stud Bolt/Valve Cover Clearance Issues

    I know this has been beat to death but those of you that are using the studs how did you solve the issue? Die grinder on the inside of the cover? Cut or grind the stud (sure dont want to do this)? Seems like maybe three may be to high by about 1/8"-3/16". I think I can grease the tops of the studs to determine which ones. And yes they bottomed out, threads were clean aswell.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dnielsen View Post
    I know this has been beat to death but those of you that are using the studs how did you solve the issue? Die grinder on the inside of the cover? Cut or grind the stud (sure dont want to do this)? Seems like maybe three may be to high by about 1/8"-3/16". I think I can grease the tops of the studs to determine which ones. And yes they bottomed out, threads were clean aswell.

    Die grinder to the top of the valve cover...thats what i did..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoman View Post
    Die grinder to the top of the valve cover...thats what i did..
    Thanks Snoman, I kinda thought that but wanted to be sure.

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    I used a Dremmel. I had to go about 1mm deep in two spots where the front two studs were hitting. I just placed the cover on and moved it back and forth a bunch of times until the studs scratched the coating in the area they were hitting - then ground the area down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craigo View Post
    I used a Dremmel. I had to go about 1mm deep in two spots where the front two studs were hitting. I just placed the cover on and moved it back and forth a bunch of times until the studs scratched the coating in the area they were hitting - then ground the area down.
    Good tip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnielsen View Post
    I know this has been beat to death but those of you that are using the studs how did you solve the issue? Die grinder on the inside of the cover? Cut or grind the stud (sure dont want to do this)? Seems like maybe three may be to high by about 1/8"-3/16". I think I can grease the tops of the studs to determine which ones. And yes they bottomed out, threads were clean aswell.
    I improvised. I didnt have a great deal of tools available, so i just used a drill to drill into the corner or the valve cover. It didn't look pretty, but its not as though it matters.

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