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Postby piscean57 » Mon May 20, 2013 1:13 am

Just found that one of the threads is damaged and not holding a wheel bolt.

Would Helucoils be suitable to rectify this? If so do you buy them separately.... actually any advice /experience would be good to hear.
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Re: Wheel hub threads

Postby Lucky Bob » Mon May 20, 2013 10:24 am

Blimey you must have had a great time in a previous life, because you sure are making up for it in this one.

I'm not sure about Helicoils for something as structural as the tapped hole in a hub, you could explore the stud option, but I guess if the tapped hole is stripped the stud is just going to pull out.

Something has gone a miss as the whole concept of a wheel bolts is that the theread will strip before the tapped hole in the hub does.

Your best bet is Ian964, as he will have come across this at some time.
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Re: Wheel hub threads

Postby Lucky Bob » Mon May 20, 2013 12:27 pm

Just spoke to my mate who has a engineering business in the motor industry, and I'm wrong you can Helicoil to your hearts content with no problem :D
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Re: Wheel hub threads

Postby piscean57 » Mon May 20, 2013 1:01 pm

Thanks Bob. Just got to dig a bit more into how to buy them etc.
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Re: Wheel hub threads

Postby Lucky Bob » Mon May 20, 2013 1:24 pm

http://www.recoilshop.net/?gclid=CPaHh6 ... tAodmFkAxQ

Try these people if you want to do it yourself, or you might be better off getting the chaps who service your car to do it :yes: or win the lottery and drive the M3 into the canal and buy a new car, and get me one whilst you are at it please :D

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Re: Wheel hub threads

Postby Ian964 » Tue May 28, 2013 7:43 pm

A Helicoil should be fine for one wheel hub thread - they are pretty good. They shouldn't be used on things like caliper bleed nipples for obvious reasons.
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Re: Wheel hub threads

Postby piscean57 » Tue May 28, 2013 7:54 pm

Cheers. I have been quote between £50-75 + Vat for this.
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Re: Wheel hub threads

Postby Lucky Bob » Tue May 28, 2013 9:06 pm

That sounds fair to me mate, but again Ian would know exactly I should imagine
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Re: Wheel hub threads

Postby Ian964 » Tue May 28, 2013 9:26 pm

Price sounds fair. You could purchase a kit, probably for approx £30-£40, I did 6 or 7 years ago, but I have only used it twice, so I would say get the repair done if that includes the labour.
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