Stripped Oil Plug


9 replies to this topic
  • BBrown626

Posted December 12, 2006 - 06:50 AM

#1

Like many others, I had been overtorquing my drain plug and it is not almost completely stripped. My plan was to retap it to 12mm (stock is 10). For those that have expertise or experience with this, is that 2mm of new thread sufficient for this? What do you use for gaskets since the OEM gasket wont work anymore?


Thanks,

Brent

  • never59

Posted December 12, 2006 - 07:25 AM

#2

That will work fine. What gaskets are you speaking of? I am assuming you mean o-rings? i have gotten all sizes of o-rings from napa.

  • grayracer513

Posted December 12, 2006 - 08:40 AM

#3

This is the best solution:

http://www.timesert....l/mtrcsert.html

If you go oversize, copper washers of all sizes are a common item at auto parts houses.

  • Ga426owner

Posted December 12, 2006 - 01:02 PM

#4

This is the best solution:

http://www.timesert....l/mtrcsert.html

If you go oversize, copper washers of all sizes are a common item at auto parts houses.


amen brother..........:thumbsup:

  • BBrown626

Posted December 12, 2006 - 06:42 PM

#5

Where do you buy the timesert kits?

Looks useful.

Brent

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  • grayracer513

Posted December 12, 2006 - 06:46 PM

#6

http://www.timesert....istributor.html

  • dwnlowx

Posted December 13, 2006 - 11:29 AM

#7

go get a heli coil

  • motobeck

Posted December 13, 2006 - 11:37 AM

#8

Most auto parts stores sell thread repair kits such as heli coil or timesert. It's definitally the way to go!

  • Ga426owner

Posted December 13, 2006 - 03:08 PM

#9

go get a heli coil


time serts hold up much better

  • grayracer513

Posted December 13, 2006 - 03:20 PM

#10

time serts hold up much better

True. And furthermore, Time Serts avoid the problem of possibility of an oil leak caused by the repaired threads being off-square with the sealing surface for the drain bolt, since a fresh spot facing of the top of the hole occurs as part of the repair process.





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