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Re: [T3] red loctite for oil sump studs?


In a message dated 12/18/05 6:48:02 AM Eastern Standard Time, jens@type4.org 
writes:

<< On 18 Dec 2005, at 04:01, Jim Adney wrote:
 
 > On 17 Dec 2005 at 13:08, Jens Vagelpohl wrote:
 >> If I remember correctly VW actually offered repair studs that were
 >> 8mm half their length and 6mm the other half for repairing chewed-up
 >> stud holes at the oil sump cover. With those you could drill out the
 >> stud hole in the case and tap it for 8mm.
 >
 > They may well have, but either way requires retapping the case, and
 > the important part of this is keeping the new thread on the same
 > center line and vertical. That's what my jig does.
 
 >>I realize that, this was just a bit of trivia thrown in. :)
 
 >>If I had that problem I'd certainly not use studs like that, I would  
 >>try HeliCoil first. 

I actually prefer to tap the stripped hole with a 1/4-20, as I prefer to 
leave as much metal there as possible. Once those holes get stripped, then it's 
helicoil time.

Bob 65 Notch S w/ Sunroof and IRS
       71 Square, now a 2 seat Roadster, pics can be seen at; 
http://volksrods.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=2977 and now awaiting a 2.0L  t-4 engine 
transplant, finally have the needed parts : )
       

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