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Old 03-28-2010, 05:57 PM   #1
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Valve cover/throttle cable

has anyone else had a problem with their throttle cable making a groove in the top of the valve cover? cuz mine has and it looks kinda sketchy... also wondering if anyone has a valve cover for sale or know of any websites that sells valve covers. let me know... thanks


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i know f2 has valve covers for both zetec and duratec engines...
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Here's a couple recent threads about the cables rubbing the valve cover and how the fix it:
Throttle cable wearing the top of the engine
Cruise Control cable/Throttle cable hitting and melting on valve cover
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Here's a couple recent threads about the cables rubbing the valve cover and how the fix it:
Throttle cable wearing the top of the engine
Cruise Control cable/Throttle cable hitting and melting on valve cover
ok, but i still wanna replace the valve cover then fix the throttle cable situation. know of any sites i can buy a stock replacement?
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^^^Try Hilbish Ford or Tousley Ford for new factory parts.
(I'd love to hear what they want $$$ for a brand new valve cover)
Otherwise, you might try you local boneyard.

A much cheaper (and custom) alternative would be to get your valve cover painted or powder coated.
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Mine created a small scuff as I found the pages that WD40 posted a little too late a few years ago. I even have the shorter throttle cables since mine is an '04. I used a piece of wire and mounted it to the rear right bolt of the valve cover. I haven't had any problems in the last 3 or so years and it hasn't gotten any worse. Still was too late though
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