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post #11 of 14 Old 17th January 2019, 05:51 AM Thread Starter
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Helicoil that hoe
Didn't have to, i was able to bust through the few marred threads. Lost all the meat to them but there were enough good threads behind that, that I think I'll be safe.

idk if I'd ever helicoil something like this. Sounds like that's just asking for trouble

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Didn't have to, i was able to bust through the few marred threads. Lost all the meat to them but there were enough good threads behind that, that I think I'll be safe.

idk if I'd ever helicoil something like this. Sounds like that's just asking for trouble
Helicoils are super strong. And next time you need to use a puller on top of a threaded hole, put the bolt in first so you don't dig into the hole; I've been down this road.

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Helicoils are super strong. And next time you need to use a puller on top of a threaded hole, put the bolt in first so you don't dig into the hole; I've been down this road.
Gonna put that one in the notebook, thanks. I clearly wasn't thinking. A 1x1 piece of 1/8" steel with a hole just wide enough to balance the threaded bar of the puller on top of the damage that had been done ended up preventing more damage.

The whole time I thought it was the puller skipping threads based on the CLUNK sound. It was actually the puller busting through the DS threads

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Just got the diff mounts set in.

Tomorrow (sometime before 10:30PM as it is right now) I'll seat the input and output shafts back in the diff, mount it, then finish up the driveshaft and and and and and...... almost done.

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