Repair stripped spark plug hole -- without pulling head!! Filtered by:. Visit machineman's homepage! All you have to do is measure the thread lenght on the plug and match it with one of the inserts provided in the kit. Find all posts by ajreyno Then put some LocTite on the insert and thread Stripped out spark plug hole forums in. Find all posts by llcustom. Go to your local auto store and ask for a heli-coil kit. If you're really lucky you might be able to retap it and it'll hold. Don't wanna risk getting shavings down in the cylinder
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Back in the days of the sparo iron engines they did. Any attempt Cash teen repair on the engine will be a huge mistake. RI Chevy Stripped out spark plug hole forums BuckthornBonnie like this. That is what is in the Timesert instructions Maybe bucks. MustangMikeOct 12, Replies: 23 Views: 3, PogoInTheWoodsOct 13, Then again something like an who would even sink that much in one ,a is a horse of a different color. Stripped thread repair thread ranchdadmikeDec 1,in forum: Chainsaws. I like helicoils as well but not for something where you will be removing the plugs a couple times a year.
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- My personal preference would be a cylinder head rethreading kit.
Thread Tools. I am a mechanic and at work today I got a 5. I have been doing research on this problem since I bought my truck 99 f V10 and have heard many success stories about repairing the threads with the head still on the engine. So knowing this is possible I tried it myself. I phoned up the local West-Can parts store and they had a specific step tap that requires no drilling and can fix the thread.
It does say on the package to do this repair with the head off the motor but, I figured I would try it anyway and if it didn't work then pull the head.
I decided to load the tap with a ton of wheel bearing grease at the tip and between the flutes on the tap and take my time. Now for the final test after everything was re-assembled, turn the key and start it up!! Fingers crossed it fired right up and ran perfect, took it for a test drive and stomped on it and no problems. Anybody with a stripped spark plug hole I would say find a GOOD mechanic and get him to do this repair unless you want to spend a lot of money to pull the head.
An easy bucks vs. Take your pick. I hope this helps out everyone with this problem and happy wheeling. View Public Profile. Find all posts by bro Find all posts by FortyFords. What is Timesert? I'm guessing this is the same kind of kit I bought to fix the problem? I'll get the part number and brand from work on Monday when I go back to work. I'll post all the info about what I used, who knows it might just be this Timesert kit.
I just looked into the Timesert kit and this was definatly not the kit that I used. The kit that I used was a single stepped tap that uses a slightly bigger tap initially to grab hold and then reams and steps up for the insert sizing.
A single procedure and then all you have to do is set the insert and tourqe your plug. I will have to find out what this kit is that I used and let you all know.
It only cost me 36bucks for the entire kit. And seriously about 20minutes start to finish for the front driver's side plug. The insert did look different than the one in the Timesert kit but, would esentially do the same job once seated. As easy as it seems it could go into an emergency tool kit! Find all posts by BareBones. Find all posts by WilleyB. It doesn,t look like a temporary fix style kit to me and I will use it again.
But, I would recommend possibly putting one in your glove box and hope you never have to use it. Also don't forget to throw in a small package of grease and wipes. If you want the Heli-coil part number for this kit I can get it and you can get just the inserts so you could use the Tap and set tool again if need be. Hi bro thank's for answering.
Yes definitely, I'd like to have the part number for the kit and the insert helicoils. Any info you can post or send me will be much appreciated. After the plug popped I had all the plugs replaced and the dealership who repaired it used a helicoil.
Being miles from home we thought it was a fair price. Hope this helps. Originally Posted by bro There is no tang to break off, if you look at the insert it is a soild insert with locking edges near the top so it won't come out. Use the long insert that is the same as the plug thread depth. Please take your time and ensure that you use grease on the tap this will catch the shavings from going into the camber.
Useing this tap there is no drilling required as well, which makes life a lot easier. Good luck and let me know how you make out. Find all posts by llcustom. Originally Posted by llcustom. Being that you have a with the same 2valve head that I worked on, I think the only difference would be the extra set of valves on the V I would think that you would use the same insert I did. All you have to do is measure the thread lenght on the plug and match it with one of the inserts provided in the kit.
Once you have used the insert from the kit which comes with one short, one medium, one long insert, I would order the same one to take it's place so you always have a complete kit in the glovie. The part number of the insert given to you by me is for the one I used. And it is the long one in the kit. Last edited by bro; at PM. Thread Tools Show Printable Version.
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MustangMike , Oct 13, Adamski , Jun 26, , in forum: Chainsaws. Also, grease a paper towel and feed it in through the exhaust port to catch any chips. As for on or off saw Work is back manageable heading into winter if anyone needs a hand.
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I tried a few and Lone Wolf , Oct 13, OldJack , Oct 13, RI Chevy and MustangMike like this. That's known as a forming tap.
It displaces the metal not cut it. A forming type tap is what you use to swedge the "Time serts ". Those style by the way are what Roush racing use on every aluminum block engine they rework in every threaded hole.
They build a good engine so there must be something to it. I think mine walked a little too, hope it works! MustangMike , Oct 13, I have a timesert kit now after seeing how the save a thread kits are made I would have to order shorter sleeves with my timesert kit. A bit overkill, but it does make her nice and straight. Work is back manageable heading into winter if anyone needs a hand. Lone Wolf , Sty57 , MustangMike and 2 others like this. Ive used the Savathread and have removed the cylinder and have not removed the cylinder.
Maybe 30 or so times on both 2 and 4 strokes. I grease the reamer and tap if I don't remove the cyl. That is what is in the Timesert instructions Also, grease a paper towel and feed it in through the exhaust port to catch any chips. It is important to use some kind of thread locking sealant. I like to use the high heat and high strength Loctite. Best practice is to remove the head On one I had, I did not remove the head and used the greased reamer and tap method as well as stuffing a greased towel in.
Not saying it is the best way to not remove the head but I hardly think it is absolutely necessary as long as some precautions are taken.
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They can be replaced if the previous installer didn't drill the hole larger than needed. Yes, I agree with those who say the head must be removed.
Any attempt to repair on the engine will be a huge mistake. Not after the plug blows out and lessens the chance for a proper repair. Used heads in good condition should not be too hard to find for this engine at a reasonable price.
The head is easily removed. Remove four nuts securing the head. Carefully lift the head without lifting the jug and breaking the base gasket. The head gasket can be reused if undismayed and installed in original position. If the base gasket breaks you have to pull the jug off and replace it too minor job. The time to complete is about 2 hours if all tools and materials are ready.
No need to call it a season. For a better fit of the insert Then before it cools drill the hole. When the head cools the hole will be ever so slightly smaller. Clean and reheat the head and install the cold insert put it in the freezer. Good luck. I have a stripped plug hole. Can the helicoil repair be done if it has been done previously?
Good time to Upgrade head with a Higher CR also. Like This Unlike youmie 22 Feb My personal preference would be a cylinder head rethreading kit.
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Used Cars. Vendor Directory. Like the site so far? Stripped Spark Plug Hole Thread Tools. So I went to start my truck today and the back spark plug on the drivers side blew out. I just bought the truck and it has newer plugs and coil packs so I'm assuming the person who installed those cross threaded the hole and made it weak.
My question is what the heck do I do from here? I don't really want to tear the head off of the truck or tear the truck all apart.
Is there a product out there that is designed to fix this while the head is still on the truck? Any help will be greatly appreciated, thanks. View Public Profile. Find all posts by dorr You can get a helicoil insert to repair threads, but those require that you drill and tap the original hole to accept the insert. I don't know how you could drill and tap in that space I think the driver's side is better than the passenger side from what I remember when I had my 5.
It would be tough to get all the cuttings out of the cylinder. I suppose you could vacuum and inspect with a borescope. Find all posts by rickbrad. Yea of course the dang thing had to be in the very back!!!! I'm trying to do this with the minimum amount of taking my truck apart. I'm pretty mechanically inclined, I just hate doing it. Find all posts by ken kenmnedy. This is a common problem, do a search on it. Also go to there website for info on their repair.
Find all posts by IslandBlueV Yea I saw one of the threads and they are kind of hard to read. Alot of replying without any info atleast the thread I saw. Find all posts by galaxie Of course its the back one. Very far back on the drivers side. I'm going to try and get a dorman kit tonight and get this thing installed tonight, in my driveway with low light conditions!!!!
I can hardly wait, it sounds like a blast to do This may be a dumb question, but is there a next size spark plug I could go to? Originally Posted by galaxie Originally Posted by rickbrad.
I work as a design engineer and we send tools on top of drill bits 20k ft into the ground at temperatures like degrees and pressures to 25ksi. Of course the inserts are not open to the drilling fluids or anything, they are embedded in the tools.
Will a Helicoil allow the explosion to blow by? I can see how that might be a cause for concern. Find all posts by Fordfanatic4life. A Timesert kit is your friend.
The kit isn't cheap but its the right tool for a permanent job. The repair sleeve is aluminum so it expands and contracts with the head. The install tool cold forms the last few threads so the insert doesn't back out.
Find all posts by dkf. Find all posts by mwsF Well I went out tonight and bought the Dorman kit from advanced auto parts. I think it was I will post later if it worked or not. Basically you just screw this tapered deal into the old hole, thread it till its tight, then you screw this elongated spark plug into the first guy and its done We will see. Supposedly the part taps a new hole while containing all the shavings, your just supposed to screw it in once and not back it out I will post an update later.
Thanks for all the replies. Quad Racer. Good luck with your repair. What type of motor and year is your truck? Find all posts by Quad Racer. Thread Tools Show Printable Version.
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