Last night I noticed an oil leak around the rocker cover gasket on my nova 1.4 sr OHC. So I took off the rocker cover and found the gasket was partally broken throught where one of the bolts goes through it into the cylinder head.

Also the bolt that went through was loose and the hole it screws into has lost part of its thread and will not do up tight. I guess someone has over tightened it at some point and broken the thread inside the cylinder head.

For the moment I have put the gasket on the other way round and done up the bolt as much as I dare but how am I going to sort out the hole that no longer has a propper thread in it????????????????

Is there anything else anyone can sugest rather then re-tapping the hole and using a bigger bolt??????