Exhaust stud stripped

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Cylon, Aug 15, 2015.

  1. Cylon

    Cylon Member

    Hey all my exhaust stud is stripped on the left side what is the best way to fix this with. I dont have a way to tap it and jb weld, thread tape and/or aluminium foil only holds for about 100 miles.
     

  2. Cylon

    Cylon Member

  3. butterbean

    butterbean Well-Known Member

    What I always did was just get a slightly bigger bolt and force it in with a socket wrench. The aluminum is soft enough that it threads in without a tap. Did it a couple times with no problems.
     
  4. Cylon

    Cylon Member

    Thanks for the quick reply I asked to cancel the order I like your idea seems cheaper I didnt think that I would be able to do that Ill go get some allen bolts.
     
  5. Cylon

    Cylon Member

    1/4 inch must be enough?
     
  6. butterbean

    butterbean Well-Known Member

    I never checked the sizes, I always just grabbed a bolt that I had laying around
     
  7. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    bummer, you didn't get the metric 6x1.0 so all would match

    when fixing those on drive side, I take off cylinder and drill right thru into passage for head stud - this leaves me a lot of room to set the threads in deep where the metal is unstressed - NOTE: once the helicoil is in, I usually use a bolt on that side because there is no 'bottom' to seat a stud into
     
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