do helicoils stand up for kicker cover studs?

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do helicoils stand up for kicker cover studs?

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Post by old52pan » Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:11 pm

Hello all, has anyone used heli-coils for stripped out stud holes that hold the kicker cover on?
Thanks-tim
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Re: do helicoils stand up for kicker cover studs?

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Post by Ohio-Rider » Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:47 pm

I've never had the need to use them on the kicker cover but I would certainly use them there. they would be stronger than new. Go for it!

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Re: do helicoils stand up for kicker cover studs?

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Post by steinauge » Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:23 pm

I use helicoils frequently on stripped cover stud holes(seems like every trans I see has at least one) They work fine.

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Post by old52pan » Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:36 pm

I will use them, thanks for the replys, Might even add a bit of ole locktite red before installing them,Tim :D

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Re: do helicoils stand up for kicker cover studs?

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Post by Hauula Pan » Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:45 pm

Heli-coils will work, also you might consider keen-serts or time-serts which are stronger and lock in place better, but you need to make sure you have enough metal as the case is pretty thin. Best repair is fill & redrill if you have access to a good Tig welder.

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