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860GT Oil Filter Post Thread Repair

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:06 pm
by animosity
Fellow Bevelista,

I've recently changed the oil filter on my 860GT and noticed that the filter post threads within the filter housing have essentially stripped. #$%#!!!

I've previously used helicoils to repair stripped threads in aluminium, but they are not going to work in this application. I'm after some suggestions for how to tackle a repair in this area without requiring engine disassembly or welding/machining. I've looked at going with an epoxy thread repair using a product such as Loctite's metal repair putty or similar epoxy thread repair kits but am concerned that these will not hold or could break up and send putty bits through the engine.

Has anyone ever repaired these threads or can offer some good advice?


Re: 860GT Oil Filter Post Thread Repair

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:45 pm
by BevHevSteve

Re: 860GT Oil Filter Post Thread Repair

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:12 am
by animosity
Thanks Steve, but this part isn't the problem - it's the threads in the case that it screws into that are stripped. I might have a lead in getting the area helicoiled after all through Ron Young.