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techtalk:ref:engmech01e [2018/07/07 18:47]
hippysmack [Installing a Helicoil on a Drain Plug with the Engine in the Frame]
techtalk:ref:engmech01e [2019/06/17 03:23]
hippysmack [Installing a Helicoil on a Drain Plug with the Engine in the Frame]
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 ====== REF: Engine Mechanicals - Sub-01E ====== ====== REF: Engine Mechanicals - Sub-01E ======
-====== Installing a Helicoil on a Drain Plug with the Engine in the Frame ======+====== ​Tapping or Installing a Helicoil on a Drain Plug with the Engine in the Frame ======
  
   * Drain the engine / primary oils and the gas tank.   * Drain the engine / primary oils and the gas tank.
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   * You can also buy a bushing with a good flush end and drill thru it while keeping it tight against the case to help keep the hole straight. ​   * You can also buy a bushing with a good flush end and drill thru it while keeping it tight against the case to help keep the hole straight. ​
  
-|  Helicoiled threads have to be tapped straight with the sealing surface to allow a 360º seal underneath the plug head ((photo by xlchjoe of the XLFORUM http://​xlforum.net/​forums/​showthread.php?​t=1200190&​page=58)) ((photo by sevenyears of famine of the XLFORUM http://​xlforum.net/​forums/​showthread.php?​t=1461031&​highlight=stripped+primary+drain&​page=6)) ​ ||+|  Helicoiled threads have to be tapped straight with the sealing surface to allow a 360º \\ seal underneath the plug head or the plug will leak. ((photo by xlchjoe of the XLFORUM http://​xlforum.net/​forums/​showthread.php?​t=1200190&​page=58)) ((photo by sevenyears of famine of the XLFORUM http://​xlforum.net/​forums/​showthread.php?​t=1461031&​highlight=stripped+primary+drain&​page=6)) ​ ||
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   * Before drilling, the hole was packed with grease and a small piece of stainless was put on the other side to keep from drilling \\ anything and (hopefully) stopping some of the chips from falling further into the engine. ((photos by Freewheeler of the XLFORUM http://​xlforum.net/​forums/​showthread.php?​t=1852458&​highlight=stripped+plug))   * Before drilling, the hole was packed with grease and a small piece of stainless was put on the other side to keep from drilling \\ anything and (hopefully) stopping some of the chips from falling further into the engine. ((photos by Freewheeler of the XLFORUM http://​xlforum.net/​forums/​showthread.php?​t=1852458&​highlight=stripped+plug))