<VV> Oil Pan Thread Repair--Thanks

Dennis Pleau dpleau at wavecable.com
Sun May 31 21:36:04 EDT 2009

If you are not using a heavy paper gasket, try one.  They seem to be the
best for aluminum pans.  If you are ordering from CU, just ask for the
Claypool gasket.


-----Original Message-----
From: virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org
[mailto:virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org] On Behalf Of John Green
Sent: Sunday, May 31, 2009 4:05 PM
To: VirtualVairs at corvair.org
Subject: <VV> Oil Pan Thread Repair--Thanks

Thanks to all who responded to my post on a stripped bolt hole. I tried a
slightly longer bolt and was able to torque it to 100 inch pounds, so I
think I am set for now. I will, however, invest in a helicoil tool (set) and
try to make the correct repair.

Before this problem surfaced, I noticed that my oil pan bolts were coming
lose, that is the pan would start to leak and several of the bolts were not
holding their torque setting. I could set them, then drive for a few hours
and then need to re torque. Could this happen because I was not catching
enough threads? I am using a Clark's alum. pan and the included bolts.

John Green
Silver Spring MD
Corsa member

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