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#916711 - 19th Dec 2014 5:48pm spark plug thread repair in cylinder head
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hi

Just wondered if anyone could recommend a garage on Wirral that could repair the thread in the spark plug hole on my cars cylinder head.

looking for garage that could do an in-situ repair using a spark plug repair kit rather than removing cylinder head.

thanks d

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#916728 - 19th Dec 2014 6:28pm Re: spark plug thread repair in cylinder head [Re: homeraway]
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agh! my worst nightmare when I used to change my own plugs. Good luck

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#916731 - 19th Dec 2014 6:34pm Re: spark plug thread repair in cylinder head [Re: homeraway]
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There is or used to be a process called a helicoil ?

The problem you will have is any re-tapping debris goes back down the cylinder then its engine etc. . .




Birkenhead engines done mine years ago, but to do it in situ is a big ask its normally going to have to be stripped down.
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#916742 - 19th Dec 2014 7:05pm Re: spark plug thread repair in cylinder head [Re: Mark]
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hi

thanks for the comments, yeah know about helicoils but really looking for a garage that will do it in-situ.

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#916743 - 19th Dec 2014 7:12pm Re: spark plug thread repair in cylinder head [Re: homeraway]
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Doubt anyone will do it in situ and offer any kind of guarantee, a helicoil means they drill out the old thread, retap it with a new thread, then glue the new thread (the helicoil) to thenew tap.

This all puts swarf into the cylinder, not good for the liner or rings. There may well be a new process since I built motors for a living.

My advice is take it off, get it done on the bench and refit,

K

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#916752 - 19th Dec 2014 7:47pm Re: spark plug thread repair in cylinder head [Re: homeraway]
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I wouldn`t bother with a Heli coil, they tend to come out and break up instead Id put a sleeve in it,There is a a guy who`s done a good job for us on an injector stretch bolt, but I will have to see if I still have his number,Am sure he could manage it without removing the head.

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#916776 - 19th Dec 2014 9:56pm Re: spark plug thread repair in cylinder head [Re: homeraway]
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Couldn't swarf be sucked out with a small nozzle down the plug hole?

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#919126 - 2nd Jan 2015 7:36pm Re: spark plug thread repair in cylinder head [Re: homeraway]
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Have you had a look on u tube ,all kinds of useful vehicle\car info on there.

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