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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-17-2001, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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???So the bolt suddenly jumps and shoots out....??

I got my York installed and while tightening the bolts, I noticed that the one on the most outboard hole seemed to have a loose fit. Well, it tightened down (I didn't push it as I didn't want to strip it out), and then I went on to install the rest. After three test runs, the York has started to wiggle. I noticed that the outboard bolt seemed loose, so I tightened it up using a small wrench...then pop!...it jumped clean out of the hole. The threads are stripped.

So how do I fix this? Do I drill it out and go up a bolt size? I have a tap and drills. The original bolt was a 3/8 by 16 thread size. Will I have to be aware of any problems with this being that it is in the head? Suggestions welcome.


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Re: ???So the bolt suddenly jumps and shoots out....??

Drill it out and tap it. Use the smallest drill bit you can to clean out the old threads, and then tap it accordingly. There should be enough material to warrant an extra 1/8" for a new bolt.


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Re: ???So the bolt suddenly jumps and shoots out....??

heli-coil would be another idea...there are lots of different thread inserts out there, they work.

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