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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 15th, 03, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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I have the problem you mentioned in a post I pulled up on the net concerning a stripped Harmonic Balancer bolt. Mine let go while turning the engine over, I am now the proud owner of a crank socket. Thought someone might be able to give me some insight as to the fix. I have talked to many people, all with different opinions. They range from installing a heli-coil to tapping to the next size bolt. I was told it was not a good idea to use a heli-coil in this particular application, but then was told that making the size larger by tapping, thus making the wall thinner, was also not a good idea. Help!

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 15th, 03, 07:23 PM
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either way should work- but I'd tap it out to the big block Chevy size and not worry about it- that's the cheapest way to do it, and i don't think it will make it much weaker- in fact, it might be stronger. who knows?

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 16th, 03, 10:12 AM
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How would you make sure the new hole was straight? I don't think I can aim a drill that well.
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novaderrik..took your advice, long hard job just to retap a hole, but came out with good results...thanks

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 17th, 03, 11:47 AM
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Moral of this story: Don't EVER turn over an engine using the crank bolt.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 17th, 03, 07:04 PM
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Quote:
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Moral of this story: Don't EVER turn over an engine using the crank bolt.
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David, how many times have we said that?

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 18th, 03, 06:03 AM
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Any reasonable alternatives out there?


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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 18th, 03, 07:02 AM
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Here's one.

http://www.jegs.com/cgi-bin/ncommerc...23&prmenbr=361

I need to buy one myself.

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