Help! Stripped Threads?
Posted September 10, 2001 - 12:39 PM
Posted September 10, 2001 - 12:43 PM
Posted September 10, 2001 - 12:48 PM
"It's a Yellow 99' YZ400!!"
Posted September 10, 2001 - 01:54 PM
Posted September 10, 2001 - 02:00 PM
Originally posted by Jason Williams:
Did you have a pipe on the end of the wrench for more leverage???? LoL
Oh sure, laugh at someone's misfortune , actually just had the biggest wrench in the box (couldn't find the smaller one) and didn't feel like I gave it that much juice.
Posted September 10, 2001 - 04:07 PM
Posted September 10, 2001 - 05:07 PM
Posted September 10, 2001 - 06:56 PM
The best fix is a time-cert it is better than a heil-coil because it is stronger and last as long as you will own the bike. Hootie.
Originally posted by dgrimmy:
Had a little accident changing my oil w/ a big wrench, turned it one time too many and stripped the threads slightly. It will still hold the proper torque but now have a minor oil leak from the case. The dealer said that replacing the frame is the cure and it's expensive. Anyone have any advice on a cheaper solution?
Posted September 10, 2001 - 07:49 PM
I wouldn't mess around with cheap fix ideas like teflon tape. If the plug falls out while you are riding, your'e in big trouble.
There is no need to tighten the drain bolt that much. See your manual and it states the torque wrench setting for the plug. 25Nm from memory. I like to put a bit of loctite on the bolt, just for my own peace of mind. Don't feel too bad. It could have been the crankcase bolt. Tapping a new thread in there will almost certainly dump metal shavings into the crankcase. A vacume cleaner can help remove the shavings, but....
Posted September 11, 2001 - 04:14 AM
Life is nothing but a game.... he who has the most fun wins!
Posted September 11, 2001 - 05:46 AM
Posted September 12, 2001 - 09:09 PM
So the question is which is the best way to proceed?
Posted September 12, 2001 - 09:22 PM
Posted September 12, 2001 - 02:35 PM