heli-coils work ok, but they are more of a temporary fix. some people have gotten good mileage out of them but many have issues with them backing out and stripping out the already hogged out hole. i would invest in a timesert. timesert is just as if not more reliable as stock and is not hard to do, just more expensive.
I used that one when mine went out on me nearly two years ago. Held the entire time. No issues with it. I don't use my kit anymore since I am putting a new engine in so I'd sell you mine for way less than what amazon wants, just PM me.
Edit: Just take your time using this kit. IT DOES WORK, like a F***ing charm. But to do it right you must take your time and just vacuum out the spark plug hole and if you can vacuum the cylinder as well (use a thin tube connected to the vacuum) Using a lot of grease on the taps helps as well. Don't want loose metal in the cylinder. I did it by myself. Took me a few hours but it worked like a charm and the car ran like new once I was done.
I have used the timesert kit to fix multiple blown out plugs on multiple vehicles. I have used helicoils for non vehicle related things and there is no way id use one for a spark plug on a car id prefer to keep. The timesert kit is a few more steps but is fairly easy and can be done within an afternoon.
Thanks for all the info guys, But for the amount the timesert is, I could start building a 306... I am seriously considering putting a pushrod engine in this car. I can build a 400 hp 306 for like 3 grand. It would be a lot of work to convert but in the long run I would save myself the headache of another plug blowout again. Reps to you all!
Just joined the forums! Like the title says, tragedy has struck my 01 2V. She went KABOOM big time so now I am trying to bring her back to life. Sorry this is sooo long but I am having fun with it!!!
Lets start by getting acquainted with my build so far:
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Heys guys, I used to be an active member on here awhile back and I’m hoping to get some advice. Right now my cylinder walls are a mess and two pistons broke after going lean on the dyno roughly 6 years ago and I’m looking to get it fixed. My budget is $5k and I’d like to make ~500rwhp with the...
So I need to flash my ecu back to stock. The motor and transmission are not in the car (I do have them). What is the minimum harness connections needed to flash the ecu? Is it the whole electrical system needs to be hooked up or just the main harness? I need to flash it back to stock before I...
So me and my buddy purchased a flashpaq superchip for our cars last week. So figured we’d split the comish and each tune our cars. I have a 98, hes got a 2010.
Well if your shaking your head at our thought process already, then thats because you know what im about to ask...is there...
Hey guys , its been a long time coming . I know a lot of us use Facebook now days but i miss the forums.
As i've ventured with this car over the years we have made many changes and progress on the engine build. its much different direction from my original plans or build. Time , life, school...