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rookie2k 10-06-2012 07:11 PM

Oil housing nightmare...stripped threads :(
As the title states i've stripped the threads on the top piece of my engine oil housing. Long story short i was stupid :banghead: (i blame it on a faulty torque wrench) and now had to re-thread one of the holes...problem is i'm now leaking more than ever.

Anyone want to offer some advice?

I've got a couple options but just wanted some advice/help from the local guys.

Should i refill the hole and re-thread to the proper size? If so anyone know where i can find an affordable shop that does aluminum welding?

Or should i just stick with it and try and seal the leak?

Thanks in advance :(

04330ciZHP 10-06-2012 08:11 PM

Are you talking about the threads in the block for the oil filter housing?

darksideracer69 10-07-2012 12:26 AM

that sucks dude, try heli coil or a time-sert insert.

rookie2k 10-17-2012 12:27 AM

Yeah i mean those threads on the block...FML. Well i ended up making some new threads and getting a bigger bolt. Needless to say i'm still leaking...even more than before. Time to sell the bmw i think. Plus the passenger window is starting to give me hell and vanos seals are definitely done. Yes i know, easy fix for the most part...but just something else to be mad at :/

Anyone work on cars during the weekends, like just get together and work on cars not a shop. We should start a workshop day...what do you guys think?

rookie2k 10-17-2012 12:29 AM

Ohh shout out to Darkside, almost met up when you were in Dallas but i ended up getting busy. My bad

darksideracer69 10-17-2012 06:13 PM

lol its ok man, i was more than busy anyways

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