Over the years you find that you may have rounded out or lost a valve cover bolt. Since the bolts are SHO specific it is hard to find replacements, especially in good condition.
Since new factory bolts are no longer available, we find good used bolts, clean them and inspect them to make sure they are good. They will be clean and 100% functional, but there could be some surface pitting since Ford never chromed the V8 bolts or washers well. Every bolt we find starts out with some corrosion or rust. We clean up the bolts to remove the rust and corrosion, but since they do not have a good chrome coating, they will eventually show corrosion unless you clear coat or do something similar to the bolts. The good news is most of these bolts are under the appearance cover, so they are not visible in normal operation.
We have both hex or stud style pictured above.
1996-1999 3.4L V8 SHO
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