<VV> Timesert removal

James Cuneo jamescuneo at hotmail.com
Wed Feb 10 12:45:31 EST 2021

Thanks Seth,
 Whoever did the install failed to use counterbore tool. The insert is not flush with the head and they tightened so much as to cause cracking of the insert at the flanged opening.
Timeserts website says to use a spiral ezee out. My concern is if I do this will the hole require an even larger "bigsert". Also, which kit would I buy and the cost?
Thank you,
From: Seth Emerson <sethracer at aol.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 8:52 PM
To: jamescuneo at hotmail.com <jamescuneo at hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: <VV> Timesert removal

Hard to botch a Timesert. Is it loose, or at an angle? What is the symptom? If the head is off the car, you could cut it out with a drill ot a mill. They make a large version call the Big sert. It might work for you. Might be best to let a shop handle that. I have the Timesert tools, but not the Bigsert installation tools. Failing a "clean" removal, weld it up and bore/tap back to stock. If the rest of the head is okay . . . . . . .

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Subject: <VV> Timesert removal

I bought a head that has a botched timesert. Any advice, instructions on how to remove?
Thank you,
Jim Cuneo
1965 corsa norcal
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