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You could always just do a heli-coil insert. Should be plenty of metal in that location. Or, if you don't think there's enough you could try filling it with Liquid JB weld, then drill and tap it for the stock size fastener. The worst you could do is mess it up to the point of needing to replace it, which is about where you're at now if you can't put any torque on that bolt....well, unless you want to have an oil leak.
 

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So are you talking about the stud which pokes up that looks stripped in your picture (red arrow in pic below) or the broken tab with the red circle around it.....the red circle area is where you originally indicated you had a problem.

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If it's the stud then I agree, you could try rethreading it, but it's part of the heat exchanger and can't just be replaced. If you're talking about the red circle area, well that's an alignment boss to make sure the cover goes on properly. Here's what it should look like.



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If you're only concerned about the circled area then you can either buy another oil cooler base cover or see if you can get things to seal properly without it. If you look at the below pic, circled in blue is where that would like up. There are no oil or water passages that it goes through. I think you could try putting it all back together and be ok in the short term. I would personally want it back to 100% as soon as I could afford to buy another upper cover, but I also think you could be fine for a long, long time.....as long as that is the only issue we're talking about here.


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