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'69Stang
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posted 01-06-2003 02:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for '69Stang   Click Here to Email '69Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What do I do to fix this? I'm such an idiot....

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Moneymaker
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posted 01-06-2003 02:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No you're not. It happens to the best of us. Any "good" local parts store like a NAPA should have a 5/8 spark plug chaser tap. It works 90% of the time.

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posted 01-06-2003 02:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If that doesn't work, Helicoil makes a spark plug repair kit.

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69 Sportsroof
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posted 01-06-2003 03:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69 Sportsroof   Click Here to Email 69 Sportsroof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
If that doesn't work, Helicoil makes a spark plug repair kit.


I just love Helicoil...

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posted 01-06-2003 03:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In the days before Helicoil, techs were often taken out back, beatened and killed.

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Hemikiller
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posted 01-06-2003 05:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hemikiller   Click Here to Email Hemikiller     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've got the HeliCoil repair kit. If you need it, let me know and we'll work something out.....

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V8 Thumper
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posted 01-06-2003 07:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
In the days before Helicoil, techs were often taken out back, beatened and killed.


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Rory McNeil
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posted 01-07-2003 03:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With the spark plugs recessed into the head so much, it may be impossible to use the Heli coil tool with the engine in the car ([email protected] shock towers) good luck.

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'69Stang
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posted 01-07-2003 08:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for '69Stang   Click Here to Email '69Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the replies, guys, I'm feeling better. Is it o.k. to just use the chaser tap or do I need to take the cylinder head off?

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Hemikiller
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posted 01-07-2003 12:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hemikiller   Click Here to Email Hemikiller     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Try the chaser tap first, and if that doesn't work, then we'll go from there.....

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