[ROVERNET - UK] p6b- stripped thread on thermostat housing
peterm at arach.net.au
Tue Sep 21 04:07:21 BST 2004
many thanks John for the suggestion regarding the helicoil - I'll let you
know how I get on.
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[mailto:rovernet-bounces at lyris.ccdata.com]On Behalf Of John Atkin
Sent: Monday, 20 September 2004 10:11 PM
To: rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com
Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] p6b- stripped thread on thermostat housing
your best and safest bet is to fit a helicoil.
----- 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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