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david in germany
04-24-2006, 12:55 PM
Anyone have a good source for helicoil? I need to redo 2 studs on my 22re and need a Helicoil 10x1.25 kit. Anyone? I have found them online for $30-45 shipped.
Thanks all!

04-24-2006, 04:54 PM
Moving to Gen Disc?

04-24-2006, 05:10 PM
Yeah, this isnt OT material Dave.

david in germany
04-24-2006, 06:19 PM
Yeah I thought about that, Moving to buying and selling me >:slap:< me

04-24-2006, 07:03 PM
all car parts stores sell them. they normally go for 20-30$.

04-24-2006, 07:42 PM
Was ist mit in Deutschland?

david in germany
04-24-2006, 09:18 PM
Wir haben Brats und Bier, Helicoil Was is das?

here stuff like that does not exist. (remember till the 90's basicly the only one that cold legaly wrench on a car was a mechanic...) it will take time till it starts to arrive. I have a bid up on ebay for a nice kit though. :bigthumbu

Think I need a sticker "tuned by Ebay" It is the only way I have kept the 4runner going!

david in germany
04-27-2006, 06:45 AM
Won the one on Ebay. Disreguard :)

04-27-2006, 03:29 PM
You numbnuts.
Don't use a helicoil.
Use an insert. MUCH stronger.
Helicoil is a spring on steroids.
Inserts is a heavy metal sleeve with threads on both sides.
Once I'm back online at home I'll post you some pics.....

david in germany
05-01-2006, 10:04 AM
The problem I have is getting stuff over here.. I have had good results with Helicoil in the past is why I was doing it again. Give me options oh master! :bowdown:

05-08-2006, 03:55 AM
Here numnuts. :D

If you need 'em, I can track them down and ship 'em to you.

For a hefty price. :D

david in germany
05-08-2006, 05:35 PM
Nice blurry pic... What is that 2 helicoils and 2 inserts? How do you install them?

05-11-2006, 04:48 AM
Is the engine out of the car? Is it for the block or the head. If the studs are on the head & the head is seperated from the block , why don't you just take it to a machine shop? I dont know what thay charge in Germany, but here in the states , most any machine shop would do it for about $10. Seems it would be the better alternative than paying $30-45 for something you may only use just once.

just my 0.02 cents

05-11-2006, 03:51 PM
Nice blurry pic... What is that 2 helicoils and 2 inserts? How do you install them?

Yeah, sorry. It was too close to focus right.
Yes, 2 of each. The inserts are for a smaller thread, so they're even bigger....
With either one, you drill a new hole for the larger tap[for the outside threads to thread into], then tap the hole, then insert. With the helicoil you need to make sure the "rod" across the bottom of it is deep enough for the bolt/stud to sit completely in. With the insert, you drive the 4 metal pieces sticking up down into the outer threads, locking the insert in.

Does that make sense?

david in germany
05-11-2006, 09:24 PM
Makes total sense, what company makes them? Where can you get them?

05-12-2006, 02:16 AM
Pretty much any machine shop should be able to get them.
What size[s] are you looking for?

05-12-2006, 02:46 AM
Helicoil make for one of the most boring reads ever. Unsubscribing from this thread, because it gets more boring every time I get an update; and that is hard to do.

05-12-2006, 01:53 PM
Sweet, we finally got rid of his arse....

david in germany
05-12-2006, 02:08 PM
Sorry Playfortoday is a moderator/admin and you are not allowed to ignore him or her.

david in germany
05-12-2006, 02:09 PM
Pretty much any machine shop should be able to get them.
What size[s] are you looking for?


05-12-2006, 10:15 PM
Ahh, now your talking.
Are they for the exhaust studs?
I'll warn you, inserts are more expensive than helicoils...
Especially large ones.
However, I might be able to get them through my buds dads machine shop at his cost.
I won't know 'til Mon.
And, you will need a tap for the outside thread on the insert. Plus of course a bit to redrill the hole...

05-12-2006, 10:16 PM
I can get the tap through him too if you want, but it will be expensive too [still cheaper than what you can get, at least for a good quality one....]
It'll probably be a 12.

05-12-2006, 10:17 PM
Actually, make that a 14....

05-13-2006, 05:00 AM

david in germany
05-15-2006, 12:24 PM
coo, let me know. :bowdown:
Yes it is for exhaust studs.

05-16-2006, 03:01 AM
alright, I should have prices tomorrow, he told me to come by.

david in germany
05-16-2006, 09:00 PM
Thanks man

05-17-2006, 01:48 AM
Alright, it's gonna be $38 for 2 inserts and the tap.
The tap is a 14x1.5, and it's only going to run $31. :D
Plus shipping of course.
I ordered them today, so they should be in tomorrow or Thurs.
What is the address so I can find out shipping?

david in germany
05-17-2006, 01:46 PM
PMing :D

05-17-2006, 02:00 PM
Finally some darn closure.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v440/Playfortoday/Emoticons/7285f31f.gif

david in germany
05-17-2006, 02:43 PM