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Old 30 Jun 2009, 11:23 am   #1 (permalink)
DaveC
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Default Time-Serts thread repair tools to lend?

Time-Serts spark plug inserts look like the best solution to my seized spark
plugs problem. They are a true bushing, not a "coil spring" like some others
(coil types have a tendency to unscrew with the plug sometimes). The inserts
are ~$5 each.

The down side: upwards of $200 for the install tool kit (tap, reamer,
installer).

If someone has this kit and would be willing to lend the use of such it would
be a great help. And I could help reimburse some of that original cost... :-)


I'm in N. California.

E-mail me off-list if you have the tools:
davec2468trash@aim.com (remember what mom always said: "take out the trash
first!")

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Old 30 Jun 2009, 08:44 pm   #2 (permalink)
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You might want to call a local machine shop, preferably a member of
AERA Engine Rebuilder's Assoc. Would be better if it's a "speed shop"
with experienced racers. They should vacuum the metal shavings out
afterwards. I doubt if you can get away with less than $80 however.

www.aera.org

On the left side a red box "find an AERA member shop in your area".



On Jun 30, 9:23*am, DaveC <m...@bogusdomain.net> wrote:
> Time-Serts spark plug inserts look like the best solution to my seized spark
> plugs problem. They are a true bushing, not a "coil spring" like some others
> (coil types have a tendency to unscrew with the plug sometimes). The inserts
> are ~$5 each.
>
> The down side: upwards of $200 for the install tool kit (tap, reamer,
> installer).

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Old 30 Jun 2009, 10:28 pm   #3 (permalink)
Steve W.
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john wrote:
> You might want to call a local machine shop, preferably a member of
> AERA Engine Rebuilder's Assoc. Would be better if it's a "speed shop"
> with experienced racers. They should vacuum the metal shavings out
> afterwards. I doubt if you can get away with less than $80 however.
>
> www.aera.org
>
> On the left side a red box "find an AERA member shop in your area".
>
>
>
> On Jun 30, 9:23 am, DaveC <m...@bogusdomain.net> wrote:
>> Time-Serts spark plug inserts look like the best solution to my seized spark
>> plugs problem. They are a true bushing, not a "coil spring" like some others
>> (coil types have a tendency to unscrew with the plug sometimes). The inserts
>> are ~$5 each.
>>
>> The down side: upwards of $200 for the install tool kit (tap, reamer,
>> installer).


Also check with some of the parts stores. Many have the kits and will
loan you the tools with you buying the inserts you need. You will want
to do ALL the plugs at once to avoid needing the kit again. Also if you
follow the directions in the kit you can easily DIY. Basically you will
use a shop vac to blow air UP through the engine, block the intake so
that the only place the air can go is through the plug hole itself. Then
you run the tap in and the shavings "should" blow up around the tap, not
back into the engine. Now you use a SMALL nozzle on the vac to make SURE
all the pieces came out. Then you finish the install. Then move to the
next hole. Repeat.... Once you have them all done crank the engine over
some with the plugs out to double check that you blew out all the crap.
Now install the plugs with some anti seize and enjoy.

Now if you have access to a high flow air supply use it to blow through
the engine. It will stop more crap than a shop vac.

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