Stripped the oil filter bolt...where to get this fixed...


6 replies to this topic
  • dankman

Posted December 01, 2008 - 01:11 PM

#1

I finally changed the oil and filter on my 2000 yz426...after reading the sticky's and all, and i tried to be careful, but the lower allen headed bolt won't tighten...it's the case that's actually stripped. I tried different length bolts and still no luck...looks like a Timesert (?) is what i need. now, is there any place in the Los Angeles (North Orange County, actually) area that can fix this for me? I just don't want to mess things up more than i know that i am capable of...:bonk:

  • Wiz636

Posted December 01, 2008 - 02:42 PM

#2

Try chasing the threads with 6 X .75 tap. It worked on a buddy's...I would have sworn that the threads were toast when he brought it over to my house but it worked.

I always clean my threads with a couple Q-tips before reinstalling the cover then carefully hand-thread the bolt back in. If I feel any resistance I will carefully run a tap through the threads by hand to clean them out.

  • grayracer513

Posted December 01, 2008 - 03:15 PM

#3

Try chasing the threads with 6 X .75 tap. It worked on a buddy's...I would have sworn that the threads were toast when he brought it over to my house but it worked.

I always clean my threads with a couple Q-tips before reinstalling the cover then carefully hand-thread the bolt back in. If I feel any resistance I will carefully run a tap through the threads by hand to clean them out.

Do my modification to the filter well and your threads will never need cleaning again.

http://www.thumperta...ad.php?t=634724

Visit the ThumperTalk Store for the lowest prices on motorcycle / ATV parts and accessories - Guaranteed
  • dankman

Posted December 01, 2008 - 03:24 PM

#4

yeah...i've read that and was thinking of doing that mod the next time i was in there...this was the first time i've changed the oil and filter on this bike, but i read the link and other threads regarding the oil passage and the threads, and i tried to look out for it...

when i took the bolt out, it was really rough...i tried my best to clean out the threads before inserting and attempting to tighten, and from the start, it didn't feel right...when i cleaned the threads, i already saw bits of metal and threads...i pretty much knew i was in for it....

anybody know a shop in my area that could install a Timesert for a reasonable price?

  • keith_karidis

Posted December 01, 2008 - 05:23 PM

#5

www.mtracing.com

  • adam ford

Posted December 01, 2008 - 05:31 PM

#6

ya go and get a tap for it

  • Justin89

Posted December 01, 2008 - 06:15 PM

#7

I used a helicoil and it is still holding great today:thumbsup:





Related Content

Forums
Photo

Megabomb Fitment by 288yz450


Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Yamaha   YZ 400/426/450
  • 1 reply
Forums
Photo

100 hrs on 2014 yz450f, shim valves or replace them? by ttr230rider6


Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Yamaha   YZ 400/426/450
  • Hot  79 replies
Forums
Photo

James Stewart back on a YZ450F by YamaLink


Dirt Bike   Special Interest Forums   Pro Racing
  • Hot  47 replies
Forums
Photo

Michigan Motocross Tires by 288yz450


Dirt Bike   Dirt Bike Regional Discussion   North
  • 1 reply
Forums
Photo

yz250x vs 450 4t comparisons (preferably desert riding) needed by JakeNorthrupYZ450F


Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Yamaha   Yamaha 2-Stroke
  • 9 replies
 
x

Join Our Community!

Even if you don't want to post, registered members get access to tools that make finding & following the good stuff easier.

If you enjoyed reading about "" here in the ThumperTalk archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join ThumperTalk today!

The views and opinions expressed on this page are strictly those of the author, and have not been reviewed or approved by ThumperTalk.