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So the long bolt that holds the oil filter cover (top right bolt if looking at the cover) was missing when I bought my 2005. The cover is tight and does not leak oil- or appear to have leaked oil in the past. Anyways- the seller gave me the impression the bolt was just missing. So I ordered a new bolt and when I tried to put it in-- it was clear that the threads were broken off. This bolt is quite long and there is plenty of room to thread the hole and tap a new - shorter screw into it. Just want to get thoughts on if this would be a good way to fix this. I dont want to continue with only 2 bolts holding the oil filter cover.

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That might be an okay way to do it. I'd pull the side cover off and see if you can get a grab on the bolt then. Preferably have a shop drill it and tap it, as it goes pretty deep and I wouldn't trust myself on that one.
 

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Not sure that bolt has any function - other than snugging the oil filter cover tight.

The bottom bolt is a functional bolt as it allows oil to drain from filter etc.

THis bolt is inserted in a channel cast on the outside of the crankcase.
 

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So the long bolt that holds the oil filter cover (top right bolt if looking at the cover) was missing when I bought my 2005. The cover is tight and does not leak oil- or appear to have leaked oil in the past. Anyways- the seller gave me the impression the bolt was just missing. So I ordered a new bolt and when I tried to put it in-- it was clear that the threads were broken off. This bolt is quite long and there is plenty of room to thread the hole and tap a new - shorter screw into it. Just want to get thoughts on if this would be a good way to fix this. I dont want to continue with only 2 bolts holding the oil filter cover.

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I'd pull the side cover off and see if you can get a grab on the bolt then. Preferably have a shop drill it and tap it, as it goes pretty deep and I wouldn't trust myself on that one.


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Have you pulled the side cover off or done a depth measurement to determine where the bolt is broken? I would agree with assquatch's idea.

If it is broken deeper than that but not too deep then maybe try a left-handed drill bit and a screw extractor?
 
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