Alfa 147 wheel hub stipped threads, Helicoil?
Hi guys, bit of a problem here..
Took my front wheels off to paint the calipers yesterday and I was shocked to discover how loose they actually were. I was undoing them with ease with just a normal ratchet, and 2 of the bolts were just turning. After jacking up and removing the wheel I have discovered the threads inside the hub have had it. As have the two bolts. Same story for the other side aswell there is a duff thread on the front left. After painting the front calipers I thought I'd do the rear ones aswell whilst I thought about what to do for the threads on the front. Anyway there is also a thread on the rear right hub that has also had it. So all in all out of the four hubs there is 4 threads that are duff.
Now I know a new hub would be very expensive and after a little reading on the internet I have read about helicoiling, I already knew about this but was a little unsure about it as it's on the wheel hubs.
Anyway has anyone had it done and would you recommend me doing that instead of buying new hubs which I really don't want to do.