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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-25-2003, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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Over time it appears that the threads on one of my header bolts let go - I could hear it leaking alittle. Any ideas for an easy fix? It would be great if I didn't have to pull the header off. If the threads in the head are deep enough, I was thinking I could use a longer stud. -?

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The longer stud may work, if not, don't mess around. Heli-coil it.
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Don't forget to use a NEW gasket and use the hi-temp copper gasket stuff (like 3 dollars). Smear it on both sides of the gasket and the header, it'll never leak, use locktite on the engine side, and be sure to torque it correctly, then check your torque after ~~ a week or so.
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If I have to go the HeliCoil route, is it worthwhile to buy my own tools for this or just have someone do it for me? I've done plenty of regular drilling and tapping but I've never done a HeliCoil.
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You should have no problem tapping for helicoils if you have done regular tapping. They sell kits with a tap,
some coils and an instalation tool which looks like a plastic wing nut type screw. More than adiquate for
homeowner use. Any decent hardware store should have them.
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