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post #1 of 9 Old May 21st, 2007, 12:30 pm Thread Starter
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Stripped head

It appears that I have 3 spots in my head (yea, keep those jokes to yourself) that a previous ham-fist mechanic gave a little too much torque to when reinstalling the valve cover. So, do I helicoil? Any advice welcome, including places to buy appropriate parts.

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post #2 of 9 Old May 21st, 2007, 12:54 pm
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Helicoil

As long as there is enough wall thickness the heli-coils would be the easiest way to go. Most good auto parts stores should have heli-coil kits. I am not sure if the predrill depth for a heli-coil would be a problem in these areas or not.

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Helicoil is the way to go - a common practice among us ham handed owners. I was introduced to this on my last well-intentioned service effort. When they say 9 NM, that's what they mean.

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Check the depth of the holes, there may be undamaged threads a longer bolt could reach.

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post #5 of 9 Old May 21st, 2007, 2:58 pm Thread Starter
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It's a special bolt

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Check the depth of the holes, there may be undamaged threads a longer bolt could reach.
It's a special bolt I believe, but I'm all ears..

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Second question

It appears I need a 8M X 1 Helicoil True?
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post #7 of 9 Old May 21st, 2007, 5:37 pm
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http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthre...light=helicoil

I honestly don't remember, but this thread states a M6 X 1.0 pitch. I had the good fortune to have one member do it for me and another member provide the set.

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thanks!

thanks all, I'll try and pick them up on the way home.

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I believe if it were mine, I'd helicoil it and live happily there after.

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