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Old 02-26-2017, 09:56 AM
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I'll look into the different sockets theory. I thank you all very much for the quick responses.
 

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What kit did you buy? Were there no instructions with it?
It is a OEM Fix-A-Thread. (Spark plug repair size M14 - 1.25)
 
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Old 02-26-2017, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by z31freakify View Post
STOP!!!! If it's one of the Heli coil save a thread (the ones with the sert that look like a spring) you will damage the thread or worst and possibly head removal would be necessary.
This one is the same as Timesert but do eat come with the price tag I have used it in one of the work trucks, it has 30k+ miles on the fix.

Heli-Coil Sav-A Thread Spark Plug Repair Kit | eBay
Yes, that is the identical type of thread repair that I bought.
I'm pleased to know that it is a proven system.
Now... I'm thinking about using a Makita saw with a metal cutting blade to grind down the tap to a smaller socket. That's assuming that a different socket brand won't work. Fingers crossed. (While I can cross them, saw might take one or two.)
 
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Originally Posted by z31freakify View Post
STOP!!!! If it's one of the Heli coil save a thread (the ones with the sert that look like a spring) you will damage the thread or worst and possibly head removal would be necessary.
This one is the same as Timesert but do eat come with the price tag I have used it in one of the work trucks, it has 30k+ miles on the fix.

Heli-Coil Sav-A Thread Spark Plug Repair Kit | eBay
Definitely not the same as Time-Sert.
If I had to do it over again knowing what I know now I would still spend the money for the Time-Sert kit. It has better quality inserts with more and better quality tools.
And the instructions included with the kit are foolproof.
 
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YEESSS!!! I didn't lose any fingers. I grinded half of the tap to a 5/8. Moving forward to the next step soon as the weather allows.
 
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To give a very late update. I've completed the task a few times. Thanks everyone.
 
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