Stripped Bolt


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xero66
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Stripped Bolt

Postby xero66 » Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:38 am



I had to replace the tach cable on my 83 wing and now I've got a stripped bolt on the fuel pump. The parts manual shows this to be a 6x40 bolt. Just wondering about what's the best way to go about this repair. I've been looking for helicoil kits and I'm not sure there is one for this size bolt. Any advice would be appreciated.
Thanks, Van



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Re: Stripped Bolt

Postby 1wingman4u » Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:30 pm

Before you can do anything you have to figure out if the threaded hole is stripped, or just the bolt (or screw) that goes into it. If the threads in the hole look at least fairly good, I would buy a tap of the correct size and clear the threads, and try installing a new fastener. If the hole is totally stripped, I would try drilling it out to a slightly bigger tap drill size and tapping it again using the larger tap. I have done this successfully on several occasions as long as the area that receives the screw has enough "meat" around it to accept a larger fastener.

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Re: Stripped Bolt

Postby xero66 » Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:28 pm

Thanks for the reply. I'll have to chew on that for a little while. I think it's mostly the hole that's stripped. The bolt in question is the same bolt that holds the tach cable in place so I'm not sure if a bigger bolt would work. At this point it doesn't seem to be a show stopper problem. Right now the old bolt seems to be staying in place and nothing is leaking so I'm thinking about leaving well enough alone. I bought a new bolt so if it becomes an issue I'll deal with it then.

About a week ago I finished up fixing my other problem with my neutral and OD lights not working proberly plus leaking oil . I followed your "Replacing the Water Pump" procedure.That is an excellent write up and pictures. Everything went exactly as you wrote it up. Obviously the person who had that cover off me before did not get the switch lined up correctly plus did a crappy job with the gasket. Thanks again for all the work you put into that project.
Van

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Re: Stripped Bolt

Postby 1wingman4u » Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:47 pm

xero66 wrote:About a week ago I finished up fixing my other problem with my neutral and OD lights not working proberly plus leaking oil . I followed your "Replacing the Water Pump" procedure.That is an excellent write up and pictures. Everything went exactly as you wrote it up. Obviously the person who had that cover off me before did not get the switch lined up correctly plus did a crappy job with the gasket. Thanks again for all the work you put into that project.
Van


I can't take the credit for the tutorial you followed for the water pump replacement.....that would be one of the mods I would guess.

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Re: Stripped Bolt

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:04 pm

xero66 wrote:About a week ago I finished up fixing my other problem with my neutral and OD lights not working proberly plus leaking oil . I followed your "Replacing the Water Pump" procedure.That is an excellent write up and pictures. Everything went exactly as you wrote it up. Obviously the person who had that cover off me before did not get the switch lined up correctly plus did a crappy job with the gasket. Thanks again for all the work you put into that project.
Van


Glad it helped, and yes, that one was a lot of work!




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