[ROVERNET - UK] p6b- stripped thread on thermostat housing

John Atkin john at atkin4174.freeserve.co.uk
Mon Sep 20 15:11:19 BST 2004

Hi Peter,
your best and safest bet is to fit a helicoil.
best wishes
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Mitchell" <peterm at arach.net.au>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Monday, September 20, 2004 1:10 PM
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] p6b- stripped thread on thermostat housing

> Many thanks to Roger and Ron regarding my stripped thread problem.
> A clarification - I don't have a broken bolt.  I got both bolts on the
> housing out ok, the problem was overtightening when putting them back in,
> resulting in a thread stripping.  But the advice is well worth having as
> sure that I am going to break a bolt sooner or later.
> My Dad is a retired and still very active fitter and turner, and he lent
> the right size tap to take the hole out to fit a larger bolt.
> I share the concerns expressed about getting the drill and tap at right
> angles to the holes, and am now leaning towards removing the inlet
> and taking it to dear old Dad [nearly 87] and getting him to do it
> professionally.  I do have a spare inlet manifold off a pre-facelift P6b
> [mine is a 76 model].  Are the manifolds interchangeable?  I could clean
> spare up and then simply swap them over.
> I must add that I am reassured by the shared wisdom [and confessions] of
> other members.  I would not even try any of this without Rovernet.
> Kind regards
> Peter Mitchell
> Perth Western Australia
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