<VV> Stripped Oil Pan

Beamin Scott beaminscott at gmail.com
Sat May 30 23:21:37 EDT 2009

If longer bolts have been used already (indicating every thread is stripped)

and you need to retap the hole helicoil works well.  The bolts on the side
(with the exception of the rear-most) are not blind but they do not empty
into the crankcase...they actually empty below the pushrod tubes outside
of the crankcase.  I'm not certain of the rest; those around the cam gear
and the 4 along the very back.

Best of luck, Scott
1964 Sypder Turbo
1965 Corsa 140
1965 Monza 4-door 110

On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 9:27 PM, John Green <jgreen at alum.mit.edu> wrote:

> I stripped the threads on one of my oil pan bolt holes and would like
> advice
> on how to fix it. Would you suggest (i)helicoil, (ii) timesert, or (iii)
> some other method? also, are the holes blind so I don't need to worry about
> chips falling up into the crankcase?
> Thanks,
> John Green
> 1965 Monza 110/4
> Corsa member
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