318ti.org forum

Go Back   318ti.org forum > Technical, Maintenance and Modifications > Engine

Notices

Engine Tuneups, chips, wires, spark plugs.

.
» Recent Threads
weird problem
12-07-2011 04:27 PM
Last post by bcp
Yesterday 12:56 PM
10 Replies, 1,699 Views
HELP: New spark plugs...
10-21-2021 04:03 PM
Last post by rupace120
10-21-2021 04:03 PM
0 Replies, 377 Views
95 318ti 5-Spd w/factory...
10-15-2021 07:22 PM
Last post by Mongwit
10-21-2021 03:31 AM
2 Replies, 905 Views
Hello from ND!
10-20-2021 04:44 PM
Last post by WingDinger
10-21-2021 12:17 AM
2 Replies, 281 Views
96 318ti Sport package...
10-07-2021 10:57 PM
Last post by 318tiJoe
10-20-2021 06:55 PM
5 Replies, 2,044 Views
6cylinder Cluster Swap
08-30-2019 06:01 PM
Last post by AnotherPotatoChip
10-19-2021 07:28 PM
5 Replies, 11,323 Views
hi from Los Angeles
10-19-2021 02:47 AM
Last post by LO_1998_318ti
10-19-2021 02:47 AM
0 Replies, 485 Views
New 318ti Owner
10-18-2021 10:52 PM
Last post by RustyBuckets
10-18-2021 10:52 PM
0 Replies, 438 Views
The 318ti OBD-II engine...
10-19-2006 06:48 PM
Last post by AnotherPotatoChip
10-18-2021 12:05 AM
173 Replies, 147,588 Views
WTB - Front Sport bumper...
10-17-2021 05:08 PM
Last post by roadrash
10-17-2021 05:08 PM
0 Replies, 616 Views
Reply Share/Bookmark
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-01-2008, 11:37 PM   #1
toofpik
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: miami
Posts: 11
iTrader: (0)
Default stripped thermostat bolts

ever since ive got my 96 its been leaking... i bought a radiator, water pump, and thremostat (the whole cooling system was in bad shape)... so when i take out the therm and put the new one in, the top bolts just kept spinnin and spinnin. now i know why it was leaking but i dont know what to do. should i go with bigger bolts, cake it with silicone, get a new engine, shoot the stupid girl who sold me the car??? Plz help me out...
toofpik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2008, 11:55 PM   #2
b.u.ti-ful
Senior Member
 
b.u.ti-ful's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,895
iTrader: (1)
Default

I have not had this exact problem, but I have had many stripped threads.

Not the end of the world.

Sometimes you can use a slightly longer bolt and find good thread deeper in.

Sometimes you can "chase" the existing thread with a same size thread cutter (basically cleaning up the messed up thread).

But, usually you have to get a thread cutter the next size up, cut the bigger threaded hole and use the next size bigger bolt.

Or you can drill it all out and insert a new thread insert, but that is a little more involved.
__________________
...

ʎɐqǝ uo pɹɐoqʎǝʞ ɐ ʎnq ı ǝɯıʇ ʇsɐן ǝɥʇ sı sıɥʇ
b.u.ti-ful is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2008, 12:06 AM   #3
toofpik
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: miami
Posts: 11
iTrader: (0)
Default

thanks... i think that going after the thread with a longer screw is a bad idea considering that its an aluminium block... but im definitly gonna see if i can go with a bigger bolt
toofpik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2008, 04:28 AM   #4
khooper
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: CA
Posts: 6
iTrader: (0)
Default

A broken socket is no surprise in this case. You might need an impact socket just to keep from breaking it.
_________________
Need Ansa Muffler ?
khooper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2008, 06:22 AM   #5
angel318ti
Senior Member
 
angel318ti's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Richmond Hill, GA
Posts: 1,231
iTrader: (1)
Default

leave it to a professional in this case. It's pretty hard to do cause you may drill the whole in a weird angle and then you will have a bigger problem. Take it to a machine shop where they have all the tools to do the job correctly.
angel318ti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2008, 02:04 PM   #6
aceyx
Senior Member
 
aceyx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: state college, pa
Posts: 3,431
iTrader: (0)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by khooper View Post
A broken socket is no surprise in this case. You might need an impact socket just to keep from breaking it.
_________________
Need Ansa Muffler ?
Dude, reading comprehension maybe?

Or spam (sig). Got my eye on you, bub.
__________________
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ZOMBIES.
aceyx is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
cooling system


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need help identifying a 318ti model radkins Lounge 46 01-30-2016 03:34 PM
Model number badge on left or right? roadrash Lounge 1 10-03-2006 06:03 AM
yr model question momba Lounge 9 03-07-2006 09:17 PM
Model 318ti gooten1 US and North America 7 07-19-2005 07:26 AM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:41 PM.


.
Powered by site supporters
vBulletin Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1999 - 2021, 318ti.org
© vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2
[page compression: 84.03 k/98.54 k (14.73%)]

318ti.org does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information or products discussed.