Questions tagged [tap]

Having to do with 1/2 of the "tap and die" pair. The portion which creates the inner threads of a bolt hole.

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Exhaust manifold studs keep loosening?

Two main problems. Problem 1 is they keep loosening up. Not finger loose but definitely looser than the torque specs when I put them on there. I know you can't use loctite or a lock washer. I've heard ...
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Tap spin handle

This thread repair kit came with everything but a handle (T-grip) to set the tap into when driving it in. The tap itself is the second one from the left. The driver side of the tap seems to be 8 mm ...
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Spark plug repair kit tap will not grip existing threads in spark plug hole

I have a 2005 Hyundai Elantra that recently blew out a spark plug. My understanding is that I need to re-tap the spark plug hole and insert a sleeve. I purchased the Lisle 65200 plug hole repair kit ...
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Stripped threads on air relief plug

When replacing my car's coolant I overtightened one of the air relief plugs and stripped the internal threads. It's located on the inlet manifold. The torque setting for the plugs is only 61-69 in-lb ...
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Cut smaller threads on stud?

The on floor panel of my car, I have studs that stick up and are M8x1.25. On one of these studs the threads are mangled enough where my M8x1.25 die is essentially cutting the remaining threads. Is it ...
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Detailed instructions on how to fashion a straight flute tap from an old bolt using only a file and hacksaw

I have stripped the threading on this bolt and would like to clean and re-tap the bolt hole. I have read that I can use a file or hacksaw to cut some grooves into it like so. I assume I must first ...
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2017 sonic ticking

I have a 2017 Chevy sonic 1.4l turbo with 56000km / 35000mi that developed ticking sounds that I noticed after heavy foot to the peddle acceleration in a steep grade at a stop sign trying to cross I ...
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Recovery from stripped starter threads in engine block

I have a 2004 Honda CRV and slightly stripped the the aluminum block threads as I tightened the new starter down for the top bolt. Now when I try to tighten it, it won't "grab" on to the threads and ...
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Fix-A-Thred... Helicoils?

So I bought the m10x1.5 fix a thred kit from advance auto parts today to fix a stripped hole in the subframe that my upper control arm goes into. These bolts are crucial as they’re the only things ...
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As all metric threads appear to have the same angle, is a metric thread file universal?

I'm doing the top mounts on a 1997 Mk3 Golf 1.6 GLI (101HP) at the moment. The car is equipped with Koni sport suspension and is using Mk2 spring caps. I'm replacing the Mk3 top mounts with Mk2 ...
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