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Old 11-05-2006, 03:25 PM   #1
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So I'm a dumb *** and some how managed to strip out 6 of the 9 holes in the head that connect the manifold. I am just going to Heli-Coil it and I am guessing I'm gonna need the M8X1.25 kit with some grade 8 M8X1.25 bolts but I'm not shure and thought I'd ask. Also, can you buy Heli-Coil localy or do you have to order it. And one more, how hard is it to use Heli-Coil?
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Old 11-05-2006, 03:41 PM   #2
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I'm not sure about your size requirements but Heli-Coils are easy to use and are frequently stronger than the original threads. If you've ever tapped anything then you can use a heli-coil set. Lots of times you can get them locally from a machine shop. I can get them from a shop called Nutz-n-Boltz that also carries hardware, drills, machine bits.
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Old 11-05-2006, 09:06 PM   #3
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I've never used them, but our local Ace Hardware carries them.
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damn how did you get the studs out. good luck i never seen anything like that before
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I dont know? When I took the stock mainfold off for the first time, the nuts were stuck on the studs and the studs unscrewed insted of the nuts. It's pretty much something that would only happen to me.
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i didnt mean to come off mean just surprised. i know what you mean i had my fill plug sieze on my tranny only saw this after i drained it thuugh. talk about a headache i probably still have metal shavings in my face from drilling and tapping it. i hope it all works out for ya.
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Oh no dude, I know you weren't criticizing or anything, I was just letting you know what happened. Thats one thing I hate about the internet is that you cant tells someones tone or meaning sometimes.
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