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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 9th, 03, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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I had a bone head mechanic doing some work on my car and today when I was putting in the new intake bolts (I was matching all the bolts on my engine) I discovered one of the intake threads in the heads is stripped out, can I put in a longer bolt that goes in further or should I remove the intake and heli coil the head? Are there other options? I really hate having to take the top end down again.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 10th, 03, 02:46 AM
 
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Personally, I would helicoil it. It just might save a vacume leak later on.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 10th, 03, 03:54 AM
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Don't go with a longer bolt, it could hit a pushrod. Those holes go through (not blind tapped) and some get close to the pushrods.

I'd helicoil.

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