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    Baby Twin
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    Stripped!

    The threads on my oil pressure sensor/switch are stripped. Any suggestions on the best way to fix this (Heli-Coil, TIME-SERT, JBWeld)? And what size are the threads?! I haven't been able to figure it out.

    Apparently, the previous owner stripped the threads and reinstalled the sensor with a bunch of silicone tape. The tape came loose and went inside the sensor intake hole, triggering a warning light, which led to me taking out the sensor and finding the problem.

    I've never used Heli-Coil, TIME-SERT, JBWeld, or any other method to fix a stripped hole in aluminum or any other kind of metal, so detailed instructions are greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.

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    its a taper thread so no helicoil or timesert options there.

    go to a hydraulic hose shop and show then the sender and ask if they have an adapter to a larger male thread. then get them to thread the case to suit

    or source one with a straight thread and a flat flange and then you may be able heli coil but I doubt the hole is deep enough for a helicoil tap

    or thread it to 10mm and use a banjo fitting to run a hose to a remote sender

    or take it to a welder and get the boss welded and retap


    cheers stu

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    Baby Twin
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    Stripped Aluminum Thread - oil pressure sensor/switch

    Hmmm . . . repairing a simple little hole might be a bigger problem than I thought. Wood is so much easier. I guess I have a few options to think about.

    Thank you very much.

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