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  1. Helicoil kit - 2.0 Twinspark 16v Sump plug.

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Hi, would anyone have any idea what size helicoil kit i need to order so that i may mend the leaking sump plug on my 2.0 Twinspark 16v engine / Alloy Top? Have been researching helicoil kits and the choice in sizes has led me to asking . Much obliged as always for any pointers in the right size...
  2. Alfa 147 wheel hub stipped threads, Helicoil?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    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...
  3. Helicoil M18 1.5 needed

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    :thumbs: Threaded 147's sump plug. Was going to buy a kit (£50 odd quidd). Anyone got one to buy/ borrow (for a price) before I go ahead. Cheers JDG PS this is the correct size isn't it?
  4. Helicoil - Cork area?

    Republic of Ireland
    Anyone anywhere experience of getting a helicoil. Been asking around for one for my sump. Slight leak of oil and it's due to the plug taking a bit of a bash and it has shredded some of the threads inside the sump. Dont think re-tapping it will do any good so helicoil the best fix. The rest of...
  5. How much should i budget to get a helicoil fitted?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    As you probably guessed from the title, Yep, I ballsed up my oilchange. I have done about 8 oil changes on Alfa t-sparks and this is the first to go wrong. What irritated me the most though is that the thread (which was perfect) stripped immediately with no resistance. I simply turned it the...
  6. Sump helicoil - anybody done it?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I've just been called by the garedge who serviced my car and they have informed me whoever done the last oil change has stripped the tread and patched it up with pft tape! I've read on here people have had them helicoilled and was wondering; what size is the sump bolt? So I can I order the...
  7. Helicoil - Head OFF or ON

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I have a loose spark plug which ideally needs a new threaded insert and have been advised that the answer is a helicoil. I have been advised by a very knowledgeable member of this site who suggests the head can stay on. I phoned some local garages and they all say head off because of swarf...
  8. Helicoil?????

    Alfa 155
    Hey everyone, Can anyone help me with helicoil sizes. I posted a thread a while back about the manifold stud bolts in my 155's cylinder head begining to strip out. Ralf s very helpfully suggested that I use helicoils to sort the problem but i'm not sure what sizes to buy. On my car the stud...
  9. Helicoil (What size?)

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Does anybody know what size of helicoil to buy?Or someone here has a spare and want to sell? The oil plug has leak:cry:
  10. helicoil in Newcastle upon Tyne

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Looking for someone with a helicoil in newcastle to do the normal sump plug repair. and a rough price I can buy the kit for £80 on Ebay so would have thought it was cheaper then this. I have searched on Google and just got loads of threads up. if not can anyone suggest what size drill and...
  11. helicoil inserts for oil sump

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi fellow alfa owners,does anybody know what size helicoil insert fits into a oil sump drain?
  12. Damaged Thread on Head - Helicoil or Re-Tap?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all. Managed to pull the rear head off my v6 cos I couldnt get 4 of the exhaust studs back in. I managed to put studs in 3 of the holes I was having trouble with, but one is definitely cross threaded. Put a stud which went in abuot 3-4mm, but I noticed it was at about a 90° angle, and...