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Old 08-31-2013, 12:36 PM   #1
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In the process of re-installing the passenger side fuel rail bolt it started to cross- thread. I stopped and now can't get it to start without pulling back into the improper threading. The bolt looks fine but I think I can see the thread damage in the hole

My question has to do with the material the TGV is made from on the 2011 sti and if it will be ok to re-tap. Also, I have never re-tapped something since I have never let a bolt cross thread and I am a little afraid.

Any suggestions/recommendations would be appreciated.

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Old 08-31-2013, 12:51 PM   #2
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Try chasing the threads with the same pitch and a bottom tap, lube her up and take your time. It'll come out good as new
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Old 08-31-2013, 02:01 PM   #3
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Old 09-04-2013, 11:47 AM   #4
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Try chasing the threads with the same pitch and a bottom tap, lube her up and take your time. It'll come out good as new
Thank you, again. It worked out fine. Lube, clutch on the drill and taking my time I was able to re-establish the top of the thread and the bolt threaded with expected effort (which is not much).
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:45 PM   #5
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Nice, glad it turned out good I end up in these sticky situations all the time.
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:11 PM   #6
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Thank you, again. It worked out fine. Lube, clutch on the drill and taking my time I was able to re-establish the top of the thread and the bolt threaded with expected effort (which is not much).

it is almost always a better idea to do those kinds of things by hand

im amazed that you didnt have issues using a drill
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Old 09-11-2013, 12:14 AM   #7
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it is almost always a better idea to do those kinds of things by hand

im amazed that you didnt have issues using a drill
This^^^!!!!!!!!

Wow you got lucky! Next time don't use a drill. Do it by hand.
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Old 09-11-2013, 12:22 AM   #8
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LOL you are afraid of crossthreading and you retapped with a drill.......... Boy aren't you lucky today.
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Old 09-11-2013, 12:26 AM   #9
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I totally missed the fact you used a drill....yikes.
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Old 10-12-2013, 05:16 PM   #10
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You were lucky! Not even enough time to say "Ah S..." if you mess up with a drill!
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:57 AM   #11
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You guys are acting like a drill only has speeds 0 and "over 9000!!"

Plenty of drills are easily speed modulated by the trigger. Once you get it started in the threads it's perfectly fine. I've done it with a drill lots of times without ever messing it up. The drill is especially useful where you don't have enough room to use the hand tap.
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