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Stripped Thread

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Spoon, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. Spoon

    Spoon Member

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    Hi

    just made the fatal mistake so stripping the thread on my 1998 1.6 A3's oil sump and in desporate need of knowing what options i have

    can i get it re-threaded or do i need a new sump if so where from and how much r is there any other options

    :readit:
     
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  3. claudefrog

    claudefrog Member

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    either new sump or helicoil
     
  4. Dave_Bayern

    Dave_Bayern Slipping at 3.5Krpm

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    New sump is about £40 from vag parts places, or Helicoil as mentioned above.
     
  5. shineydave

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    helicoil or tap out to the next size up and fit a bigger plug depending on whether there's enough material around the drain.

    obviously you'd use a lot of grease on the tap to prevent any swarf entering the sump
     
  6. IN-A3

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    Could weld it up. Drill and re-tap it.
     
  7. fingermouse

    fingermouse thats me

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    helicoils are not the best thigs in the world and I think the sump may be too thin to be useful.
     
  8. MattS3

    MattS3 Active Member

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    Mine has been tapped and its fine (well, has been for a year anyway)

    Cost was £20
     
  9. Spoon

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    thanks for al the advice but i think if i can pic a new sump up for about 40 i do like that idea as it seems like a much better and stronger fix
     

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