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05-15-2008 01:37 AM  12 years ago
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RaptorMan23

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stripped head problem
Ok, I went to put a new glow plug in my engine today and got the plug in wrong. And of course it stripped the cooling head hole pretty good. When I turn over the engine the glow plug just flops out Is it worth buying a tap and die set or should I just get a new head. I guess what Im asking is will it work to re tap it when it is that bad?
If you only have to bend over once to pick it up it's a good landing.
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05-15-2008 01:40 AM  12 years ago
george0079

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If you can find someone with a hela-coil (sp) set, you will be better off to have it redone. But if you have to buy set, it'll be cheaper to get a new head.Hell... I can fix that.
Uh oh..
Nope.
It's ***ked!!!
RE-KIT!!!!!
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05-15-2008 02:17 AM  12 years ago
helimatt

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You can't simply re-tap if its that bad so a HeliCoil insert is the only repair option- the glowplug thread is a somewhat unusual one (can't recall the specification off hand), so..

You might simply need to buy a new head. Not good news I know.
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05-15-2008 02:55 AM  12 years ago
jake26

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glow plug thread is not unusual all it is 1/4x28 same as a fine thread 1/4 bolt
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05-15-2008 03:33 AM  12 years ago
Lamar Cooley

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stripped glow plug
RaptorMan23,
Mr. Clarence Lee will be able to rethread you head's glow plug for you. He does the heli-coil method.
He advertises his services in "Model Airplane News" magazine. With the prices listed for various size engines.

C.F.Lee Mfg. Co.
10112 Woodward Ave.
Sunland, CA. 91040
(818) 352-3766

He can also repair stripped exhaust pipe threads.
A lot cheaper than a new head.
I hope this is of some small help.
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05-15-2008 03:38 AM  12 years ago
philthewrench

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Try one of these
http://www.wurthusa.com/project/en/...ath=07.0460.jpg

They are more expensive than helicoils but in most applications are MUCH BETTER!

Phil
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05-15-2008 05:17 AM  12 years ago
TMoore

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Glowplug thread is .250-32 UNEF.Part 107.
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05-15-2008 06:07 AM  12 years ago
jake26

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I stand corrected Thanks TMoore sorry for the confusion
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05-15-2008 12:37 PM  12 years ago
helimatt

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Yeah, the 32 pitch is very fine. Maybe that's why its relatively easy to strip.

Send the head to Mr. Lee, and you're good to go.
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05-16-2008 12:18 AM  12 years ago
RaptorMan23

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thanks
Thanks for all your help guys
If you only have to bend over once to pick it up it's a good landing.
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