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dman1979

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Well I was changing my oil this evening in my 2002 YZ 426 and noticed I had a problem when I went to put my oil drain bolt back in the crank case. There was a small piece of aluminum on the bottom of the bolt toward the head. So I removed the metal and tried to thread the bolt back in and found out that my threads are probably stripped in the crank case. I couldn't tighten the bolt all the way up. So I took the gaskett off to see if the bolt would snug up without it and it did. I need to know what the best way to fix this problem. I would like to also know how reliable it will be in the future once i get it fixed.

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dman,

Check out the other current post by Mike Dean on this subject. Good tips there.

DaveJ

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Not sure if you're talking about the drain bolt on the bottom or the one on the side case. Mine was on the side case. I bought a tap and die. Re-tapped the hole and ran the drain bolt through the die. Been fine ever since. If its not too messed up this might work. :)

[ August 15, 2002: Message edited by: John H ]

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If it's not bad then you might be able to clean it out with a tap like John said. If you try to fix it then you're likely going to have to drill it out anyway so I say give the tap a shot first.

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