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Rocker Cover screws

Post by Lukeh17 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:12 pm

Hi

I've just ordered a new rocker cover gasket and the nuts (23) in the picture. Where can I buy the screws (17) ?


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Re: Rocker Cover screws

Post by mark1gls » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:20 pm

Might be worth upgrading to a rubber gasket as less prone to leaking and you can reuse it if you remove the rocker cover again, they come with the studs, you don't use or need the 4 longer silver studs as the kit comes from a Mk3 golf but is a common upgrade from the cork gasket originally fitted.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-GOLF-MK1-M ... XQlgtSpxNg

If you wish to keep the cork gasket you need to get the studs with a shoulder on so you don't squash the gasket, any one that has changed from a cork gasket to a rubber gasket may have 8 spare studs for you or you may need to try calling a VW dealer?

Do you still have the metal bar (21) as that is needed?

If you look 1/2 way down this thread you can see the difference in the studs.

https://vwgolfmk1.org.uk/forum/index.ph ... st_1506479


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Re: Rocker Cover screws

Post by mark1gls » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:32 pm

Try VW as ebay is £4.46 for 1.... £35.68 for all 8 is just silly money....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-GENUINE- ... SwQItT4HPw


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Re: Rocker Cover screws

Post by Lukeh17 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:14 pm

Thanks for the advice and info Mark



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Re: Rocker Cover screws

Post by Lukeh17 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:25 pm

mark1gls wrote:
Do you still have the metal bar (21) as that is needed?
Do you know where I can get the bar from?



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Re: Rocker Cover screws

Post by unknownmale » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:58 pm

Lukeh17 wrote:
mark1gls wrote:
Do you still have the metal bar (21) as that is needed?
Do you know where I can get the bar from?
Occasionally they come up on eBay;

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-Mk1-Mk2-G ... Swo6lWQjL0

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-GOLF-MK1- ... SwcUBYLx0h

You'll need two. You can make something that will do the trick, it just helps distribute the clamping force on the rocker cover gasket. These aren't as necessary with the rubber gaskets, but much more likely to spring a leak without them.


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Re: Rocker Cover screws

Post by james butler » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:50 pm

i used normal cap head screws about 20mm long.
the mk3 rubber gasket has metal inserts that prevent over squashing the gasket.


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Re: Rocker Cover screws

Post by GTXGTXGTX » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:47 pm

I replaced the studs with cap heads screws as well.