[AP] "Basic" Mazdaspeed Valve Cover Dress Up Hardware kit - Beauty Washers and Stainless Screws. Speed 3 & 6 All Years
New Release from Adapted Performance
Valve cover dress up hardware is not a new concept in the automotive world. It's an easy decision to upgrade when the factory hardware tends to corrode and rust. Mazda used a complex fastener system which is not only prone to corrosion, it is also expensive to replace. OEM hardware costs over $140 to replace.
I did a small batch of these hardware kits last fall, mainly to piece together something for my personal vehicle. I was able to come up with a great kit using top quality hardware and at a volume that allowed me to sell a kit for an incredible price. Word got out and I have had requests for more. Here is our newest offering.
We have assembled a simple - Some would even say "basic" kit to replace and upgrade your Valve cover hardware for less than 1/3 the cost of oem.
Just because we call it "basic" does not mean it is of lesser quality.
Our kit features enough hardware to replace all 14 Bolts on the Valve Cover.
- Low profile anodized 6061 aluminum beauty washers. *
- High Strength Stainless Steel Low profile flat socket head cap screws .
- Oil Resistant rubber grommets that are the correct thickness for the application.
- Stainless Steel Washers.
- 6061 Aluminum Stand offs to prevent over torquing the hardware and damaging your cover.
- The aluminum standoffs stay captive in the valve cover gasket until you force them out and will not fall out if removing the cover in the future
IMPORTANT INSTALL NOTE - WE RECOMMEND USING OUR KIT WITH OEM MAZDA VALVE COVER GASKETS ONLY - REPLACEMENT PARTS STORE GASKETS MAY HAVE FITMENT ISSUES FROM BEING IMPROPERLY MADE. AVOID THE BLUE FELPRO GASKETS AS THEY ARE KNOWN TO FIT POORLY. This kit does not retain the gasket like the oem hardware. You just need to make sure the gasket is fully seated in the cover before setting the cover in place. Once the cover is sitting on the motor, you insert the hardware one hole at a time. Its a very simple procedure.
The design of our low profile washer was intended as a universal option that will be integrated into our engine cover line up very soon.
*We have revised and upgraded the rubber grommets that are included with the kit to resolve an issue with excessively thick paint / powder coating on some valve covers. Using a square profile grommet worked great until the edges of the valve cover are filled with excess paint / powder coat build up. This could cause bulging of the grommet that will not affect function but may appear less than ideal.
All new kits are shipping with a revised round o ring / flat grommet(for the 2 screws in the spark plug valley) configuration,
*We are now offering replacement grommet kits using the new updated style.
Grommet kit can be purchased >>HERE<<