STRIPPED OUT OIL DRAIN PLUG
Posted April 25, 2004 - 01:29 PM
I fished out the damaged threads, flushed with oil and then reinstalled the oil plug. So far so good.
1) Rethread the case to one size over and get a bigger drain plug bolt.
2) Buy a new side case ($)
3) Maybe helicoil
Any thoughts or experiences would be helpfull.
Thx in advance.
Posted April 25, 2004 - 02:43 PM
The second one should be the use of a torque wrench.
Posted April 25, 2004 - 04:16 PM
Posted April 25, 2004 - 06:26 PM
Posted May 28, 2004 - 08:31 PM
If you search your local bike or auto shops and find one who uses WURTH products he can get one for you , or if no joy there go to the WURTH USA web site. or check them out on www.wurth.co.uk
Posted May 28, 2004 - 08:48 PM
helicoil is the way to go. It's advisable to disassemble the engine to prevent metal from the drilling and taping procedure from going into the engine. Same problem with my YZ250 2 smoke. The sump plug stay in until I split the cases next. Oil changes done via clutch cover until then.
I guess you don't approve of using a Heli-coil to repair spark plug threads with the head still on the engine....
Figure out how to drill from underneath the bike as best you can, put some grease in the drill & tap flutes and carefully drill then tap the threads for the helicoil. Flush the case with some cheap oil and you're good to go.