oil plug stripped! what to do?
Posted November 08, 2008 - 09:08 PM
friend is a metal fabricator, but i want to get as many ideas before he looks at it tomorrow! thanks all.
Posted November 08, 2008 - 11:50 PM
Posted November 09, 2008 - 02:32 AM
Posted November 09, 2008 - 03:57 PM
I think I would skip the whole heli-coil and just tap the hole out the next size bigger and put in that size drain plug .So if it's say an M10 now see if you have the room to cut a clean set of M12 threads if not go 1/2 inch then m14. that way you don't have to worry about pulling the heli-coil out every tim you change your oil.
I just did this Saturday night. Helicoils works great most of the time but look up in the hole. There's a big notch in the side to let all of the oil drain. I was worried this was enough to cause problems with the coil and drainage. Drilled carefully and tapped to a 14 1.5 thread. Picked up a plug at Discount Auto and all is well. The tap was $10 and i had the bit. Check the price of a Heli Coil set up for this size.OUCH! Most of the time you tap for the next size up for a heli coil any way.
Posted November 09, 2008 - 10:36 PM
thanks to all whom helped!
On to the next project..building a stand..haha