answersLogoWhite
Ask
Auto Parts and Repairs
Spark Plugs and Wires
Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer
Ford Explorer XLT

Can you repair the head place where the spark plug screws into the engine if it is stripped by using a product that you insert into the head?

343536
Answer

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2015-07-15 21:36:59
2015-07-15 21:36:59

There is aproduct called 'heli-coil' that should be avail. through auto parts stores or some machine shops.

1
0

Related Questions

User Avatar

Here are 3 options for you at this point: 1. Bring the head into an automotive machine shop for them to repair it; 2. Repair the stripped hole in the head with an insert 3. Buy a new head, rebuild the engine from the head gasket up.

User Avatar

You'll need to have an insert drilled and tapped into the head. To do it right, the head should be removed and taken to a machine shop.

User Avatar

You might try to use krol as this oil can creep into the smallest cracks to help loosen the spark plug. http://www.kanolabs.com/ The next problem will be the threads probably will be stripped. Use a Time-Sert insert to repair the stripped threads. http://www.timesert.com/html/sparkplug.html http://www.timesert.com Good luck!

User Avatar

If the sensor is stripped you will have to replace it. If the fitting or hole it threads into is stripped it is likely you can make oversize threads and use a fitting called a bushing to repair it. Mind you I got desperate one night and epoxied one in. Its still working but if I ever have to change it I am toast.

User Avatar

Auto Part Stores sell oil plugs that are self-tapping. What you do is buy one that has a slightly greater pitch and re-tap the the drain hole with the new plug. Here is a good write-up on this: http://www.gadgetjq.com/stripped_oil_plug_thread.htm But it is always perfered to repair the thread back to its original size. Use a TIME-SERT to repair the stripped threads with a steel insert. http://www.timesert.com/html/drainplug.html ----------------------------------------------------------


Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.