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I stripped the drain plug today, new drain plug just keeps threading. Dealer said depending on the severity of strip, they can fix it with two hours worth of labor. I thought it would be a whole case/transmission replacement. Anyone ever experienced this?
 

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Yeah, it's the perfect application for a time sert. Or you could have a machine shop make you up a new slightly oversized plug for not much money and drill it out & tap with larger threads. I just did this with a kickstand bolt, it's the same amount of labour (exact same steps) and way cheaper than a time sert. A time sert or helicoil allows you to use the original size fastener, which is necessary if it's, let's say, a cylinder stud where the threaded portion has to pas through a certain sized hole.in the (cast) head.
 

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I use TimeSerts all the time in my shop to repair stripped threads--They work great & I have never had a failure from one----Unlike those POS helicoils lol--When I install a timesert I always use a little green loctite on the outside threads of the timesert just for good measure.
 
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Green? I did not know this came in all your favorite Christmas colors.
lol--green is stronger then Red, it basically lock the part in permanently -unless you head the living shit out of it to break it loose
 
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