Do aussies have timeserts? Should I helicoil? Well the good news is I seemed to fix up the problem starter on the 450 with a set of new brushes. The bad news is that the mechanic that told me that the starter was shot and i will have to pay him 500$ for a repair, also stripped out the mounts for the starter.. I just attempted to put the starter back on and could not even tighten it. The threads are gonzo!! All of the blame aside, I am going to get things sorted out right. I have been reading threads on timserts, they seem to be the thing to get over helicoils, but is the availability of helicoils much better over serts in australia? The mounts where the bolts go in dont seem to penetrate the casing, so no shavings in the engine. Are heli's easier to complete, considering the location of the mounts? I definatly will not ba able to use a drill press.