Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Pass Christian, MS
Just an update, after several different options, we came up with this, installed a head stud in the bad thread hole, after a new helicoil of course, and then tweeked it a little until the head would slide on and torqued everything down. The thing that really ticked me about this problem was the guy who did the work on the block, boring and such, responded that "If the helicoil is installed wrong, it cannot be fixed" this after he worked the block and installed a new coil in the bad hole! Thanks for all the replies guys, and now lets get this mighty mouse fired up! Will keep you posted
One more thing, the ARP bolts call for 85 ft lbs. of torque, seems a little high and we don't won't to do the headbolt thing again, would you follow ARP's directions or torque them according to the GM specs, and at that torque is there any chance of stripping out another hole?
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[This message has been edited by pipeman (edited 05-21-2001).]