Help!! I too stipped my case with my drain bolt
Posted November 12, 2002 - 05:50 PM
Thanks in advance!!!
Posted November 12, 2002 - 06:27 PM
Posted November 13, 2002 - 03:31 AM
I did the same thing. Go to an automotive store and get a automotive type oil drain replacement. I got one that was self tapping with a bolt in the bolt. Now instead of taking the bolt out of the case, that bolt stays and the inner bolt is the drain. Both of the bolts are steel. No more stripping the case threads. There is also a product called a timesert. I have heard good things about this too. Better than helicoil. www.timesert.com Good luck.
Posted November 13, 2002 - 04:53 AM
Take the bolt in with you when you go purchase a helicoil so that they give you the right size and you can still use the standard bolt.
You will need to drill it out and install it with a kit.
Do you not have a friend who works at an engineering shop to help you out.
Once a helicoil is inserted it is super strong and will never strip again.
Posted November 13, 2002 - 06:31 AM
Posted November 13, 2002 - 08:03 AM
Posted November 13, 2002 - 08:15 AM
I believe it is a M12 by 1.5.
Jekel, You're the man. You are right on the size. I went to a place called "Metric Specialties" in Burbank CA. I paid $59.00 for the kit, I told him that's highway robbery but I needed it.
I'm off to the garage to install it, I'll let you know what happens.
Posted November 13, 2002 - 10:10 AM
Posted November 13, 2002 - 01:40 PM