Valve cover hold down stud on drivers side of engine

retiredFF42

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Springhill
State
FL
#1
I have a broken valve cover hold down stud and I am having a hard time finding one that says it will fit my 1982 CJ8. Crown makes one but the description specifically says that it is for 2.5 and 4.0 engines made after 1990. The bolt in question is on the drivers side of the engine and is one of the bolts that has an additional threaded section on top of the bolt head, this threaded part is where the large nut that holds the drivers side of the valve cover down. I have wasted the last hour looking on the inter-web with out finding anything. Has anyone else had this issue and if so how did you address it? Thanks.
 

spankrjs

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Biloxi
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MS
#5
Then you need a new head bolt.

You might want to pull it out and measure the part that threads into the block, I think there are two different sizes depending on year :shrug:
 
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