Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Wednesday July 23, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC General > General Community

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-22-2014, 04:33 PM   #1
loudwrx
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 359125
Join Date: Jun 2013
Vehicle:
2013 WRX
Rally Blue

Default Crossmember

So yesterday I was installing a stiffer crossmember bushings. Everything went well until i started to tighten the bolts up to torque specs. I was waiting for the troque wrench click when the bolt got loose . I cross thread the bolt from the rear crossmember bushings. I went to Lowe's and bought a bolt and a nut and it worked for a temporary fix. Tomorrow im going to Subaru to buy replacement bolts. The question is im not sure if only the bolt got cross thread or the crossmember it self too. Does anyone have any idea before I remove the crossmember again? Thanks.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
loudwrx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2014, 12:25 PM   #2
DHG1078
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 393943
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: So Cal
Default

Without being able to see it, no one can really tell you how bad it will be. That said, get yourself the correct size die and you can re-cut the threads so it is as good as new.
DHG1078 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2014, 01:00 PM   #3
complexx
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 46948
Join Date: Nov 2003
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Westchester, NY
Vehicle:
2004 Impreza WRX STI
World Rally Blue

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DHG1078 View Post
Without being able to see it, no one can really tell you how bad it will be. That said, get yourself the correct size die and you can re-cut the threads so it is as good as new.
No offense intended, but it doesn't really work that way.

If you stripped the threads, you stripped the threads. Hopefully its the threads on the bolt although I tend to doubt it. This is easy to inspect, just look at the bolt. Otherwise you have thread damage on the female side. You can pass a tap through the subject threads to clean up whats left, but you cannot restore broken threads with the tap or a die on the bolt for that matter without upsizing the threads and therefore upsizing the bolt as well.
complexx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2014, 01:05 PM   #4
Loyale93
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 91347
Join Date: Jul 2005
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Moscow, Russia
Vehicle:
'13 XV Crosstrek,
1050 Triumph Speed Triple

Default

I have something in my hand. What is it?
Loyale93 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2014, 01:06 PM   #5
DHG1078
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 393943
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: So Cal
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by complexx View Post
No offense intended, but it doesn't really work that way.

If you stripped the threads, you stripped the threads. Hopefully its the threads on the bolt although I tend to doubt it. This is easy to inspect, just look at the bolt. Otherwise you have thread damage on the female side. You can pass a tap through the subject threads to clean up whats left, but you cannot restore broken threads with the tap or a die on the bolt for that matter without upsizing the threads and therefore upsizing the bolt as well.
It depends on how bad the threads are. If they aren't too bad a die will be just fine.
DHG1078 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2014, 02:48 PM   #6
loudwrx
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 359125
Join Date: Jun 2013
Vehicle:
2013 WRX
Rally Blue

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by complexx View Post
No offense intended, but it doesn't really work that way.

If you stripped the threads, you stripped the threads. Hopefully its the threads on the bolt although I tend to doubt it. This is easy to inspect, just look at the bolt. Otherwise you have thread damage on the female side. You can pass a tap through the subject threads to clean up whats left, but you cannot restore broken threads with the tap or a die on the bolt for that matter without upsizing the threads and therefore upsizing the bolt as well.
The bolt is stripped for sure, Im just hopping i didnt strip the crossmember part, gonna check once i get the bolt from the dealer tomorrow.
loudwrx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2014, 09:32 PM   #7
aerosaaber
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 33850
Join Date: Mar 2003
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Pittsfield, MA
Vehicle:
2006 WRX Wagon
WRC Blue

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Loyale93 View Post
I have something in my hand. What is it?
left hand resting on keyboard, right hand on mouse (possibly also on keyboard if laptop)

But for OP, get slightly bigger bolt, and a matching tap/drill bit. I've done it a few times on old rusty stuff when I drilled out a bolt and ****ted up the threads.
aerosaaber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2014, 01:46 AM   #8
Wheels
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 5410
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Stillwater, NY
Vehicle:
2008 BMW 335XI
Black

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Loyale93 View Post
I have something in my hand. What is it?
My Balls..
Wheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2014, 03:23 AM   #9
loudwrx
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 359125
Join Date: Jun 2013
Vehicle:
2013 WRX
Rally Blue

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wheels View Post
My Balls..
lol
loudwrx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2014, 03:24 AM   #10
loudwrx
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 359125
Join Date: Jun 2013
Vehicle:
2013 WRX
Rally Blue

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aerosaaber View Post
left hand resting on keyboard, right hand on mouse (possibly also on keyboard if laptop)

But for OP, get slightly bigger bolt, and a matching tap/drill bit. I've done it a few times on old rusty stuff when I drilled out a bolt and ****ted up the threads.
Yeah man I'm going to try that, Thanks
loudwrx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2014, 07:05 AM   #11
Uncle Scotty
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 16200
Join Date: Mar 2002
Vehicle:
OK Houston
we have an Uncle

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Loyale93 View Post
I have something in my hand. What is it?

....uuuummmm...the factory service manual that has the wrong toeque specs for this(true, its wrong)....a wrench and a look on yer face????


what do i win???
Uncle Scotty is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.