Fellow Member (>400)
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Cincinnati OH
Thanked 25 Times in 17 Posts
So, I tried to straighten out the threads a bit and one of the sides of the insert broke right off down where it was cut. I went ahead and pulled the other side off and did some careful filing, leaving me with an insert almost exactly the same length as the bolt itself.
I think I'm going to go out and loctite it into the hole, then try to remove just the bolt in the morning. If the whole thing comes out again I'll go get a bolt that matches the hole itself.
I'm 99% sure the outside threads of the insert are M14x1.5mm; I measured them as such and I've got a couple big hex nuts that are that thread pitch that spin on just right.
As for finding the inserts, I'm not locating Time-Sert on either Autozone, Advance, Napa, or even O'Reilly. I've found tons of Helicoil though... I may call around but I doubt it'll be easy to find in my area.
Thanks for your help - with luck I can rescue this thing.
Last edited by Rittmeister; 1st June 2015 at 06:08 AM.