Jump to content

more thanjust a blown head gasket!


Recommended Posts

Me and Datdoug swapped on a nice rebuilt a87 peanut head on my 510s L20b last week. The old w53 was worn and burning a lot of oil. The car was having cooling issues and losing cooland and oil out the front drivers side behind the timing cover ever since the install. I finally blew the head gasket yesterday and when I pulled it off I found the front d/s head bolt hole was stripped. The head seems to be ok as well as the block other than the bolt hole.

The obvious question is can i put a thread insert in it? Would it withstand the stress of heat,torque and combustion compression? It would be alot easier than changing the motor of course but would it last?

Link to comment
  • Replies 3
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

You should have no problem repairing that hole. Lots of engines are out there that have been repaired, especially front drive Caddys. If you are going to do it though I would advise against Helicoils check these out instead








From personal experience they are easier to use and stronger.

Link to comment

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.