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Offline vanamana

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Stripped Head Bolts...:(
« on: February 20, 2013, 09:36:03 PM »
Well, its my first vw, a 1970 bus and it is a project.  Long story short, engine is in my basement, i overhauled it because a head was burnt, and putting it back together, torquing the head bolts to the 22ft-pd, 5 of them stripped.  The female side, where the studs go into the case, are gone.   3 on the left bank, lowest line of bolts, closest three to the front of the engine(face)(Non tranny side) :P and 2 on the left bank, again lower level, closest two towards the front of the engine(non tranny side).  Any tips on what to do? im sure i can drill it out,  but where would i find bolts that long to fit? please help im in a huge pickle!!! :102: :100:
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Re: Stripped Head Bolts...:(
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2013, 05:18:34 AM »
You can get stud inserts from The Bus Depot & reuse your old studs or replace the old studs with oversize threaded self-tapping studs.
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Re: Stripped Head Bolts...:(
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2013, 07:04:32 AM »
What do the stud inserts actually allow me to do? And how do you install them?
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Re: Stripped Head Bolts...:(
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2013, 02:52:20 PM »
Take a look here.
The thread inserts allow you to save your case -- most aircooled VWs after 1973 already have them.
You can get them here.
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Re: Stripped Head Bolts...:(
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2013, 02:17:09 PM »
From my experience fella, if u were torqeing correctly, i would find out exactly how it is that situation came about? from that point of knowledge i"d then go about repairing things.
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