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so there i was out riding having a great time, when all of the sudden i thought i felt a rain drop on my arm. hmmm...but with no clouds in the sky i thought to myself surely this could not be rain. so i went upon my merry way until i felt another. the short story is that my valve cover is leaking.

when i got home i pulled out the wrench to try and give the valve cover bolt a little snug, but it is striped. i pulled out the cover bolt and the threads on the bolt are beautiful. so my question is do i heli coil it, or do i suck it up and pick up a new (to me) camshaft holder?


 

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helicoil it will never strip again

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+1 on the helicoil. Something additional to consider, were you to get a new cam holder, it wouldn't be mated to your camshaft like the old one is now.

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+1 on the helicoil. Something additional to consider, were you to get a new cam holder, it wouldn't be mated to your camshaft like the old one is now.

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mark is absolutely correct. be really careful drilling it for th thelicoil too. keep the metal shards out of the hole. really take your time. ive done them before though.


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mark is absolutely correct. be really careful drilling it for th thelicoil too. keep the metal shards out of the hole. really take your time. ive done them before though.


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FANTASTIC!! thanks guys, my father in law is a machinest and said that he would take care of the drilling. i have done these on things like drain plugs on Hondas (alluminum oil pan/ steel plug) and was worried that they might not be meant for this type of problem. good to know that they will hold.
 
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