What size Timesert for oil drain hole?

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  • nickeenoo

Posted August 08, 2008 - 05:45 AM


I did some searching and I believe the size of Timesert to get for the oil filter drain bolt was 6.0 X 1.0mm? Could someone confirm?

Also, what length of bolt do I need to get to make sure i plug that stupid drain hole that caused this problem in the first place? If I remember correctly the lenght of the Timesert that comes with the kit was not quite long enough to do the trick. I am out of town on work or I would go measure myself.



  • grayracer513

Posted August 08, 2008 - 07:24 AM


The thread size is M6x1.0, and the insert should be long enough to block the drain hole. If it isn't, the drain passage must be blocked to avoid a loss of oil pressure. (If you block it before the threads get ruined, you won't need the TimeSert) Here's how:


Use a new OEM lower cover bolt after the thread repair.

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  • nickeenoo

Posted August 08, 2008 - 10:32 AM



I thought I read in another post that the insert that comes with the kit was about 1 mm short of covering/filling the hole. I will order the kit and the next bigger Timersert just to be sure. Also, my threads are already semi screwed up. The bottom bolt will still hold but only just. I will do the Timesert just for the piece of mind.

  • bigred455

Posted August 09, 2008 - 10:09 AM


My oil filter drain hole is starting to feel gritty.Grey came up with a awesome idea,of filling up the hole that leads down into the threads. I know this sounds cheezy and not to take anything away from grey. All you have to do is make a correct size ball out of aluminum foil and plug that hole. Clean the threads out put the drain bolt in without the cover. Make a nice little ball out of aluminum foil and stuff the hole.You are using the bolt so you can pack it nice and tight.

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