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Stripped sump plug hole

Discussion in 'Maintenance and Servicing' started by gizzo, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. My daughter's boyfriend was over this morning to service his CRF450 before going riding with his mates. He stripped the sump plug hole putting the drain bolt back in. Not his bad, it just came out with no effort. I bodged it for him with a 1/8' Gas threaded plug and lockwired it for just in case, to get him riding today. But, would like to fix it properly. Can anyone recommend a workshop in Adelaide they'd trust to fit a Time Sert or similar?

  2. I don't know about Adelaide, but many places have mobile helicoil specialists who will drive to you and fix it right up. Worth it IMHO

    They are often advertised as mobile thread repairs or something similar.

    Or you could find the next size up sump plug and take a crack at re-threading it yourself?
  3. Thanks teef, good idea. I'll see if I can find a mobile service. Cheers!
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  4. The only slightly bad experience I've had and you want to watch this too, is where a thread was helicoiled, but a little piece of it protruded out past the hole. This mean that the sump plug would not seat down properly against the sump. Just look really closely at the repair before screwing a sump plug back in. Otherwise it's easy and you should be good to go ;-)
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  5. teef, thanks for doing my research for me :). They look like the goods. And I see they do Keyserts as well as helicoils. I've used both in the past. Think I'd prefer the keysert in this application. Thanks again. I'll pass it on.
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