Striped bolt on the oil filter plate? is there a risk of shavings in the oil?

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  • WR450Fridin

Posted September 10, 2009 - 06:58 PM


well when i took my oil filter plate off the bolt striped on the way out?? i have never had this happen. what do yall think is the reason? i sucked the shavings out with a shop vac and a magnet. i put the bolt back in but it wont get tight. my plan is to drill and tap it out and replace the bolt useing so high temp ainti sizue. my question is has anyone seen this happen before? and is there a chance the oil runs so close to the bolt that if i drill in there it could get in the motor? (like drilling in to an oil journal) thanks guys

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  • grayracer513

Posted September 10, 2009 - 08:59 PM


  • WR450Fridin

Posted September 11, 2009 - 06:01 AM



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  • Rider_727

Posted September 11, 2009 - 01:14 PM



I don't know about every one else but when I'm drilling or re-tapping ne thing like this I use a real heavy duty axle grease.. It catches most all the metal shavings.

  • FinchFan194

Posted September 11, 2009 - 01:15 PM


I just took mine off. Gasket was lik 5 or 6 bucks and then you know you get a quality job. I think all together it too a little over an hour to do.

  • WalterS

Posted September 11, 2009 - 09:39 PM


Same thing happened with my yz250f. Ended up taking it to the shop to get it re-taped as its not a tool in confident with.

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