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|I thought I would share a bit of good news and a nice product I came accross as well.|
A couple of weeks ago while fastening my head to the block one of the studs stripped the threads on the block at about 65 lbs. I was devastated to say the least...
Anyway, in my search for a solution I came accross a product called a TIME-SERT. Unlike the old Helia Coil system, the unit that gets threaded into the damaged area is a solid flanged insert with threads on the inside and outside of the unit and not a coil. The repair consisted of a 4 step process (drill, create reccess, tap and install. The unit locks into place and can withstand high torgue rates.
I must admit the kit for a single size repair 7/16-20 was not cheap ($85.00)and includes the tooling and 5 inserts. Inserts can be purchased seperate as well if you have the kit.There are much less expensive solutions. However, I did not want to go cheap on a fastener as vital as a Head bolt that will be under heavy load...
|Used Keen Serts on my Wedge, 2 of em!|
|The Keenserts are a nice one as well. These and the E-Z LOK system were my second and third options and the Helicoil was at the bottom...I'm not knocking the Helicoil system as I believe it has it's applications...|
|My task on old block
|Don, up here in the north we use duct tape to tape our engines together. Holds better.|
|A. J. Koschinsky|
|Duct tape...#3 on the list of 10 best tools of all time...right alongside a big rock on the side of the road!!|
|Duct tape gets to gooey in our wet climate|
But I understand that Duck tape does real well!!
|A tad blurry but here is the Time sert installed...|
And lots of clear packing tape to keep the ugly stuff out of the engine...
This thread was discussed between 26/09/2011 and 30/09/2011
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