oil filter cover-stripped out allen head bolt, FIX??
Posted November 22, 2001 - 07:07 AM
My case at the oil filter cover (bottom allen head bolt) is now stripped out from the metal particles that fall into the allenhead shoulder bolt threads. Although I clean this out thoroughly with contact cleaner, the threads inside the case are stripped out. What is the fix to this? A helicoil or replace the entire case. The hole from the oil filter cavity seems to have no function other than to drop metal onto the bolt threads. Has anyone plugged this hole? As you remove the allen head bolt the metal particals are ground into the threads of the case. Has anyone else had this issue or know what the fix is other than complete replacement? This is the first time this is happened to me after owning 4 426's. Any help will be appreciated.
Posted November 22, 2001 - 04:09 PM
Posted November 23, 2001 - 05:04 AM
I see you live in Cumming. The guys at the Roswell Yamaha shop helped me out when I stripped out an oil drain bolt. I don't recall the specific steps. Was my first experience with them. The mechanics themselves are straight shooters and ride dirtbikes (most of them). I suggest you call and ask to speak to a mechanic.
Posted November 23, 2001 - 09:31 AM
Have you talked with Mark about your problem?
Call Me when you get a chance.
Posted November 23, 2001 - 11:17 AM
Posted November 23, 2001 - 02:55 PM
Posted November 24, 2001 - 10:36 PM
Posted November 24, 2001 - 01:37 PM
When (not if but when, if my luck holds out ) it happens to me, now I'll know how to fix it .
[ November 24, 2001: Message edited by: Rich in Orlando ]