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Old 09-24-2006, 07:31 PM   #1
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Old 09-24-2006, 09:13 PM   #2
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Did it really pull out all the threads?

I have a metric tap & die set, if there's enough material left for a temporary repair.

No helicoil kit here, though. Sorry.
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Old 09-24-2006, 09:14 PM   #3
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Just a heads up, Dentsport has performed this procedure before. In case you don't want to do it yourself... Aluminium, i wouldn't.
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Old 09-24-2006, 09:58 PM   #4
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I think we have some left at the shop. I can check tomorrow. You'll need the installation tool and a tap as well.

That's a bummer btw. Seems to happen a lot. Slather that ish with antiseize once you get it fixed.
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Old 09-24-2006, 10:56 PM   #5
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oof. been there. can't help you tonight eric - sorry bud.
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Old 09-24-2006, 11:07 PM   #6
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didn't this happen to Raj too?
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Old 09-24-2006, 11:11 PM   #7
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didn't this happen to Raj too?
Yes, due to his girl-like hands. Speaking of which.... i should give him a call
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Old 09-24-2006, 11:15 PM   #8
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Hope you got this resolved. we all had a chuckle at your expense today. we owe you one
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Old 09-24-2006, 11:27 PM   #9
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Well Erics car is offically stranded at my house. The caliper was bad, really bad. He is going to work on fixing it tomorrow Note to self: never change rotors on cars with aluminum calipers.
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Old 09-25-2006, 12:14 AM   #10
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wait a minute!
you guys were at the autoparts store with the heli-coil set in your hands, did you f up drilling or taping?

and yes we did have a good laugh at your expense today.

you know i would have done more than i did IF i hadnt driven 275 miles today, adding another 200 would have killed me.

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Old 09-25-2006, 12:32 AM   #11
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they didn't have the correct pitch helicoil at the store- they had 1.25 and 1.75, but no 1.5.

it's a good excuse to buy this really nice tap/die set i've been eyeing up
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Old 09-25-2006, 07:19 AM   #12
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same damn thing happened to me swapping my rotors out on my 2004 STi. it's totally weak!! I ended up just drilling and tapping to an M14 bolt. so now I've got a hex head M12, and an Allen head M14 in EACH CALIPER!!

I've pretty much made the decision not to touch the brakes again until I a) have a separate ride to work, and b) have the money to drop on a full brake upgrade.

PS - if you are drilling out for a heli-coil, that shouldn't be too bad. if you are drilling for just a larger bolt like I did, remember that you need to increase the passthrough hole in the steering knuckle as well.
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Old 09-25-2006, 08:21 AM   #13
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Note to self ... Anti-seize is your friend ... Hope it worked out for you ...
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Old 09-25-2006, 09:06 AM   #14
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Note to self ... Anti-seize is your friend ... Hope it worked out for you ...
Doesn't help when you are taking out bolts that were installed at the factory.

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Old 09-25-2006, 09:51 AM   #15
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Note to self: Never mod again on sunday....especially ~2 hours from home

Thanks to anyone we peppered with phone calls. And Mike and Turco for your patience/effort, and continued patience/effort, lol. And Ted, I know you woulda under normal circumstances.

Not fixed yet, but maybe tonight....stay tuned :x
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Old 09-25-2006, 10:49 AM   #16
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Eric, i decided to take your car to work. Funniest thing, when i hit the brakes car doesnt stop. Weird....
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Old 09-25-2006, 12:03 PM   #17
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Yeah it happened to me. It's happened to pretty much every STi I know except two - my 06 and Squinty Joe's. First thing SJ did when he got his car was to anti-seize those bolts. How they weren't seized on my new car, I'm not sure, but there's anti-seize on mine now too.

Weak.
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Old 09-25-2006, 12:32 PM   #18
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ya...rest assured we will be LATHERING those f'ers in anti-seize ASAP
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Old 09-25-2006, 12:43 PM   #19
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Eric, i decided to take your car to work. Funniest thing, when i hit the brakes car doesnt stop. Weird....
Brakes are overrated anyways.
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Old 09-25-2006, 04:11 PM   #20
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CM just bought a 110 piece tap and die set. I have every metric size from 6mm to 18mm. If anyone needs something rethreaded, just let me know

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Old 09-25-2006, 05:31 PM   #21
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Emergency!!!

Willing to pay/buy beer/food anything. This is a dire circumstance

Thanks for the help,
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Well Erics car is offically stranded at my house. .
Ya, he tried this on me before. I told him I have a girlfriend. Didn't listen, so I had to get violent.


ps, sorry I'm not close to lend a helping hand.
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Old 09-25-2006, 05:32 PM   #22
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ahh, so THIS was the reason behind the phone call i got last night, eh?



ps. never seen this happen to a wrx caliper...

glad to see it worked out. or have i assumed incorrectly?
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Old 09-25-2006, 05:53 PM   #23
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ahh, so THIS was the reason behind the phone call i got last night, eh?



ps. never seen this happen to a wrx caliper...

glad to see it worked out. or have i assumed incorrectly?
hasnt worked out yet. Helicoil tonight hopefully back on the road tonight.
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Old 09-25-2006, 06:00 PM   #24
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CM just bought a 110 piece tap and die set. I have every metric size from 6mm to 18mm. If anyone needs something rethreaded, just let me know

Mike
all the taps in the set will do you NO good on the caliper. helicoils have their own size taps. which as i stated last night, i have 1 or 2 inserts left along with everything else needed.

why does this suprise most everybody? the factory does not use anti-seize, when you get the car pull the bolts and coat them up and yes to much anti-seize is bad.
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Old 09-25-2006, 06:25 PM   #25
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all the taps in the set will do you NO good on the caliper. helicoils have their own size taps. which as i stated last night, i have 1 or 2 inserts left along with everything else needed.

why does this suprise most everybody? the factory does not use anti-seize, when you get the car pull the bolts and coat them up and yes to much anti-seize is bad.
i got helicoils too.

i couldn't get all of the aluminum out of the bolt with a pick, so i wanted a die to clean up the threads a bit.

since this is the second time in a week i've been to the store to buy a tap or die, i figured it was time to get an entire set

there's SOME logic there....

also, the bolts are m12x1.5. i verified today (in case other people have to deal with this)


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