Stripped the transmission oil check bolt threads,what's the best fix?
Posted 24 January 2012 - 09:06 PM
But now I need to fix it permanently. What is the best avenue? Heli Coil? JB weld it shut? Tap it for a bigger bolt?
I plan to no longer use it and just use the measuring method from now on.
Posted 24 January 2012 - 09:20 PM
Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:16 PM
Edited by CamP, 24 January 2012 - 10:19 PM.
Posted 25 January 2012 - 08:02 AM
Posted 25 January 2012 - 08:39 AM
Two reasons. First, you should not rely on the check hole to determine the oil level because it's very easy to end up with insufficient oil. Oil should always be added by a measured quantity.
Second, a normal tapered tap will not work in the hole because of the way the cover is cast in back. The hole has an end that stops the tap and prevents it from going all the way in.
When it gets stripped out, the best thing to do is to seal the hole shut and forget that it ever existed.
Edited by CamP, 25 January 2012 - 08:41 AM.