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PostSubject: Unplugged, sort of...   Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:41 am

Er, um, soooo I have this 'friend', and this 'friend' of mine  Rolling Eyes  may have overtightened his gear box drain plug last time around (mmm no emoticon for dumb-ass clown), and this time during removal, a fair amount of aluminium shard came out in the plug threads.
He 'says' that he cleaned all the shard off and replaced the plug and refilled the gearbox in the vain hope that it would seal.... he 'tells' me that the plug didn't snug up, and that gear oil is now dripping onto his garage floor...

Apart from cleaning up the mess on the floor, any (easy) fix suggestions for my stoopid 'friend'...

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dumb-ass clown

edit.... just been looking at Time-sert thread inserts..... opinions?? (look do-able, providing beverages are kept at minimum jocolor
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PostSubject: Re: Unplugged, sort of...   Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:09 am

Timesert, helicoil, tap oversize.
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PostSubject: Re: Unplugged, sort of...   Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:22 pm

Helicoil may leak - I would go timesert...
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PostSubject: Re: Unplugged, sort of...   Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:35 pm

Cork soaked in slicone, then hammered in with a mallet.



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PostSubject: Re: Unplugged, sort of...   Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:46 pm

corks are hard to come by these days..... mmmm could possibly meld a few screw caps in there with Thors Hammer....

and duly noted guidance from the upper echelon of LB!
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PostSubject: Re: Unplugged, sort of...   Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:43 pm

time-sert by me = $260
time-sert by Mobile Thread Repair guy = $130

What th???
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PostSubject: Re: Unplugged, sort of...   Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:01 pm

Any thread repair bloke worth his salt will have the full kit and the experience to do it quickly and efficiently. That's the reason for harder stuff I just call my local bloke....
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PostSubject: Re: Unplugged, sort of...   Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:29 pm

Steve is inbound, shall report on his level of salt for those in SEQ...
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PostSubject: Re: Unplugged, sort of...   Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:51 pm

Dare you to pay him with a chunk of Himalayan rock salt.
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PostSubject: Re: Unplugged, sort of...   Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:06 pm

The exact same thing happened to me...err...to one of my friends on a 1200 Sport.  Helicoil insert fixed it right up, no problems.

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