Slipped up last night. Valve stem seals were on pretty good and even though I thought I was being careful, the 13th seal I slipped and sent this little washer/cap on the valve lifter flying. I have extra valvetrain components on my old engine but I can’t get the bolt out to insert the crank lock pin to remove the chains/heads/etc. (waiting to have someone weld a nut to this bolt head to remove the bolt)
Wondering if this cap/washer is something I can safely replace or not. I don’t see any part # or diagram showing it coming apart. I can slide it back on but it slides off easily because of the bend/damage to it so this makes me think perhaps it is possible to simply replace/press a new cap/washer on. I haven’t been able to find any information on it from other platforms so I guess that makes me think maybe it’s not a doable thing.