But Honda chose instead to provide oblong clips that serve several functions. First, they cover the unused holes. Second, they provide solid footing for the small flange on the rubber well nut. We all know these well nuts, the work of the devil, are prone to pushing through the hole and getting lost on top of the cam cover or down between carburetors. Third, these clips make it much easier to extract the well nuts when it’s time to move the shield.