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Old 03-13-2008, 12:51 PM   #21
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probably would work well....but so does drilling a pilot hole....have you yet heard of a case, in over 10 years, of a miata suffering failure due to oil pan shavings?
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probably would work well....but so does drilling a pilot hole....have you yet heard of a case, in over 10 years, of a miata suffering failure due to oil pan shavings?
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I wasn't even that careful in getting the bits out of my pan when I did it two years ago. Call me lazy.
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slightly off-topic, but anyone used a hole-saw to drill the hole? It makes a clean cut and also makes fairly large chips.
A hole saw is less accurate than a drill bit for the hole diameter, especially for a hand-held drill. An accurate hole is better for the thread geometry. I would not do it personally.
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I just drilled the pan, the car has AC so I dropped the steering rake, easy job only 5 bolts, it gave a lot of room to drill and tap the pan from underneath the car.
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