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wore out threads

Post #1 by woodbutcher » Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:28 pm

:( The starter mount threads are toast in the upper bolt hole,to the point that they are useless.
What would be the best long term fix?Heli Coil or something else?Drillfor the next oversize and retherad?There is a Fastenal store locally,
and they do have HeliCoil and other type thread repair items.If the transmission has to come out to repair,that will be a problem money wise.Very fixed income.If anybody has any ideas please post.Thanks for any advice that is helpful.Where I live they fuss about doing almost any type of repairs that take any length of time.
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Post #2 by Rooster » Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:51 pm

In my opinion the heli-coil is a great repair. I own an auto repair shop and I have kits in all sizes if we need it. Have done many with no failures. You do need enough room to get a drill on it straight. If you can I say heli-coil it. In most cases a heli coil is stronger than the original thread.
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Post #3 by bubba22349 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:50 pm

Heli Coil will make a good lasting repair it’s about the best. Going oversized will sometimes work but in the case of a starter the bigger bolt head size don’t fit the large case starters very good. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
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Post #4 by StarDiero75 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:12 pm

If you just need a fix, and can't do a proper fix like the helicoil, you can get a longer bolt and have a nut go on the back side of it and go that way. I had to do that before and it works. You may have to grind a side of the nut down but it should work.
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Post #5 by woodbutcher » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:53 pm

:D Thank you all for your replies.I am considering several.Tried the through bolt and nut.Did`nt work too good.Will revisit that fix.As to the HeliCoil,the trans might have to come out to do that,and I just am not able health wise able to manage that.Might have to see how much the local trans shop would charge to do the Rand R.Forgot to mention in first post it`s a C6.
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Post #6 by woodbutcher » Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:19 pm

:D Well,got the old beast back on the road.Starter is working just fine.Took it to the local trans shop,and the owner did the through bolt fix.Was very reasonable too.Thank you Ronnie Inman at Inmans Transmission repair.
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Post #7 by Lazy JW » Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:16 pm

woodbutcher wrote::D Well,got the old beast back on the road.Starter is working just fine.Took it to the local trans shop,and the owner did the through bolt fix.Was very reasonable too.Thank you Ronnie Inman at Inmans Transmission repair.
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