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    Iím recently noticed that Iím missing a valve cover bolt. Iím not sure how that happened since I havenít had it off, or how itís not leaking like crazy, but itís gone. The one thatís missing is the left front corner, if that matters.

    I pulled one of the other ones, and it appears to have some kind of sleeve around the bolt, so itís not likely to be something I can just match the size on.

    Does anyone know where I can pick up a replacement?

    1990 Festiva - Throttle Body/Manual Transmission
    Bought in 2003 with 65k, now 219k

    1988 Festiva - Carb/Manual Transmission
    Bought in 2015 with 150k

  • #2
    You can get those from Rockauto.com

    I believe it is called a Valve Cover Grommet
    "The White Turd" 1993 Festiva 144k miles. (Winner of FOTM November 2016)
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    • #3
      I see the grommets on Rockauto. The grommet is still in the valve cover... thereís some sort of rubber sleeve that goes over the bolt as well. Maybe itís not necessary, but it was on the bolt I removed to check size.

      I have a picture of it, but itís apparently too big to upload from my phone, and Iím not sure how to deal with that.
      1990 Festiva - Throttle Body/Manual Transmission
      Bought in 2003 with 65k, now 219k

      1988 Festiva - Carb/Manual Transmission
      Bought in 2015 with 150k

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      • #4
        When I bought a new gasket it came with a set of those. Maybe try looking at ads for gaskets?
        Original owner of silver grey carburetted 1989 Festiva. 105k km as of June 2006.

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        • #5
          the rubber grommet has a metal sleeve in it to prevent you from over tightening the bolt and compressing the gasket too much. you should be able to get a replacement bolt at an auto parts store or any mazda with a 1.6L, maybe even 1.8l in the jy. mazda part # is 9079 40 630B.
          Last edited by F3BZ; 05-16-2019, 02:58 AM.

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