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Old 10-16-2007, 11:01 AM   #37
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Location: Royal Oak, MI
2004 STi
Java Black Pearl


revive from the dead....

I have the same problem yesterday, 'cept it was with the rear driver-side caliper and the front bleeder valve. Removed the bleeder valve to replace it with a speed bleeder and it came out toast. Threads all gone. My question is the helicoil kits, how much material around the helicoil do you need? the place where the bleeder valve goes into isn't all that thick to begin with nor deep. The M10x1.0 helicoil is 15mm is length. Can I shave that depth wise to fit? and how big of a external diameter is that? Thanks a lot.


edit: looked around some more, found that timesert has different lengths and are 11mm in diameter. That's roughy the diameter of the nut on the bleeder valve. (11mm wrench to open). I guess the question for me still remains, is this a safe\viable option to salvage the caliper? or should I just bite the bullet and pick-up a new one? ugh.
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Last edited by wistful; 10-16-2007 at 11:37 AM.
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