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Project bike, am I screwed? - October 7, 2008, 05:36 PM

Hey everyone. I'm playing around with my '94 Katana, working hard to make it better than it was when I got it.

Well, it had a really minor (maybe 1 or 2 drops/week) oil leak emanating from the clutch basket cover. No big deal, I can fix that, right? Well, I found out the cover leaks because one of the screw holes had its internal threads stripped! I tried a longer screw, but that didn't help. I stuck the loose bolt back into the hole surrounded by some gasket making goo. It seems to me like the leak isn't fixable, unless someone knows a trick I don't for rethreading a hole in an engine block and it seems likely that the bolt will vibrate itself out of the loose hole.

Also, the drain plug isn't acting right, either. At first, it looked like it wouldn't come out, just turn, turn, turn... huh? Then it came out. Now I try to put it back in and it turns, turns, turns, but doesn't tighten completely. I mean, it's tight, but I don't know if it's tight enough, and I don't know why it's acting like that.

This is mostly frustrating because I spent the day giving the plastics a GORGEOUS black paint job. It's going to look fantastic leaking oil all over the place.

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time for a tap and die and some hondabond


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October 7, 2008, 05:43 PM

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time for a tap and die and some hondabond
I have a tap and die kit, but I've never heard of hondabond. Would that work? Can it hold a lot of pressure?


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yeah, its expensive though. I think birdman or gixrben has my tube... works great.


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I got a tube pm me and maybe I can bring it by on the weekend.....
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why does everyone keep giving her "band-aid" advice? the proper fix is to heli-coil the damaged threads. fix it right the first time and be done with it.


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why dont you offer some service then prince in shining armor....
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why does everyone keep giving her "band-aid" advice? the proper fix is to heli-coil the damaged threads. fix it right the first time and be done with it.

Phew! Haha. I kept reading thinking I was going to be the heli-coil guy.


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why does everyone keep giving her "band-aid" advice? the proper fix is to heli-coil the damaged threads. fix it right the first time and be done with it.
My buddy did that on his spark plug threads. It held up to that pressure so it will have no issues holding up in the oil pan.
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Phew! Haha. I kept reading thinking I was going to be the heli-coil guy.
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My buddy did that on his spark plug threads. It held up to that pressure so it will have no issues holding up in the oil pan.

If it was a harley, he could have hondabonded them in. Harleys typically need to be rebuilt before the plug wears out.


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October 8, 2008, 08:02 AM

I"m going to bet that a tap and die set will clean the threads and the issue wont need a to be coiled... thats why i offered the advice that i did.

Maybe you should offer your own advise and not basht he advise other people are giving.


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If you need help with a heli-coil or even a Keen-Cert. Let me know. I will be back in town on the 21st.


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October 8, 2008, 12:03 PM

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why dont you offer some service then prince in shining armor....
LOL! Funny you should say that. Bambam just changed out my sprockets, chain, brake oil, and three tires at no charge while I was recovering from surgery. This man deserves a medal. Bambam has given me PLENTY of service and is always welcome in my garage!

I've never heard of a heli-coil. You guys are a great source of wisdom!

Tapping the threads of my oil plug will require something special. That's a HUGE bolt. I don't know if my kit has anything that large, but it's a good start... As for the M6 bolt on the clutch cover... the threads INSIDE the engine block are shot. It will need filler and re-tapping if that kind of repair actually works, but I don't know what kind of filler.


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