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ugh, it's stripped!

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:12 pm
by surratta
I need some help/input/wisdom/whatever...

while installing a new engine mount on a Honda B20, I stripped the threads of its hole on the block. I was assuming (I know, I know) that my only real option was to drill out the hole and re-tap it. then I did a little clicking and discovered HeliCoil inserts. I don't know whether that's something I should consider (or indeed whether it's the only thing I should consider).

anyway, who has thoughts on how I should approach this problem? what advice (tips, pitfalls, whatever else I'm not thinking of) can you offer me? in case it's not obvious, don't worry about talking down to me. just pretend (ahem) that I'm as ignorant as, well...

any input will be greatly appreciated!

Re: ugh, it's stripped!

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:17 pm
by Brian
Yes, installing a Helicoil is probably the way to go in this case.

Re: ugh, it's stripped!

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:47 am
by 924RACR
+1 on the Heli-coil.

Re: ugh, it's stripped!

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:25 pm
by Racing Stuff
I recently had to use Heil-coils on a 30+ year old F/Ford cylinder head. Easy to do and a positive, long term fix.
We use them and some thin-wall inserts for a number of race car fixes, often.

Re: ugh, it's stripped!

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:43 pm
by surratta
thanks guys. from you three, I consider this a pretty authoritative recommendation. feels better than trusting some guy in his driveway on youtube, although even that guy knows more than I do.

Re: ugh, it's stripped!

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:42 am
by Randy Smith
Keensert is a better fix,helicoils are crap,in comparison