Thank you in advance for any help that you can give me!
I was dismantling my engine so that I could send the core in to SBT.. and when I tried to pull the small oil line off of that little brass nipple on the valve cover.. I broke the nipple off. (the nipple holds a small oil line that attaches to the oil pump)
I looked online at parts schematics.. doesn't seem like I can replace that nipple thing... (doesn't appear as a seperate part on the breakdown)
So I found a used 98 Seadoo GTX RFI valve cover on ebay.. listed as very good condition. (I gave $60 for it)
the ebay part arrived today.. and the nipple things are fine.. but the surface that covers the valve has more grooves than an old vinyl record.
(mine is very smooth, especially compared to my ebay part)
So I have looked at some of the help videos about polishing out slight imperfections.. but there's no way on this thing... some of the grooves are too deep.
SO my questions are: is there a way to repair my original? if I have to use the ebay part, will these grooves matter? how much tolerence is there.. could I have a machine shop grind this smooth again?
I can always file a grievance with ebay and get my money back and return this to the seller.. help? Thanks!