Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: I have 16 valve stem seals and then 15 other little things

asked by on

I have 16 valve stem seals that came from a head gasket kit. It also has 15 button looking things. What are the button looking things?
My car has a manual transmission.

The valve cover on your engine is held on by 15 bolts. In certain applications, grommet seals, 15 of them, were used along with the bolts. However, rubber grommets were used as seals in only certain applications. Upon disassembly if you do not encounter rubber grommets, that simply means they were not used in your application and, in that event, you can therefore safely discard these 15 grommets. If you have further questions or concerns, or need assistance with the repair, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: When air comes into vehicle so I can have the defroster on - it sucks exhaust fumes from other vehicles to inside my car.

Hi there. All vehicles are set up to take the air from outside and have the air conditioning on to make the defroster work. There is nothing you can do to change the defrost settings.

Q: What do i need to do to replaceoil pan gasket on 07 jeep compass

Hello, thanks for writing in about your Jeep Compass. Check the location of the other bolts on that component to be sure they are adequately holding it in place before removing the three bolts to the pan. If there are...

Q: No thermostat new water pump still overheating

Running an engine without the thermostat can cause the engine to overheat due to the coolant passes through the engine too fast and will not let the coolant absorb the heat from the engine. If you reinstall a new thermostat...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...