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post #1 of 6 Old Oct 2nd, 2008, 7:26 pm Thread Starter
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I solved the abs problem and now have another...I was topping off the front brake resevoir and being careful tightening one screw opposite of each other, when I got this sickening feeling..the screw let go of it's housing tension. Damn !
I've got a trip planned with my two older brothers to Dealsgap this weekend and I need help.
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post #2 of 6 Old Oct 2nd, 2008, 7:46 pm
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Re: Stripped out scew threads...

How about very carefully drilling it and tapping it to the next size larger? just a though.
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Thats a step I thought of. I have a friend who is the service manager at a Honda dealership who has offered his help and I think I'll take him up on it, since I'm not only frustrated and a little shaken from this problem.
I can't believe how easy it was to strip this out in cast.
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A helicoil should fix you right up.

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Re: Stripped out scew threads...

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Next time just snug them up gentle - no high torque needed here.

No for a fix I have used in the past on light duty fasteners that have stripped out. J B Weld. Clean the hole really good (Alcohol etc) and use a tooth pick to apply a tiny amount of J B Weld to the hole edges, don't completely fill it. Then take the screw and dip it in some light machine oil and dab up the excess with some tissue. Slide the screw into the hole as far as you can push it and let it set over night.

Break the screw loose with a "loosening" movement and then apply light torque to secure the screw. I have even used this technique on the 8MM fuel tank bolt that is always a bi**h to get started in the right side of the frame.

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Thanks guys.
My older brother's son-in-law, opened his honda shop and helped me out early am friday morning. We just tapped one size larger and it was fixed.
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