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Old 09-29-2009, 03:03 PM   #1
Scooby Newbie
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Location: Toronto, Ontario
2005 Impreza WRX
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Default Tips to share to prevent stripped threads?

I bought a used TMIC

due to the one in which came with my 05 WRX, reason I know is that I discovered that the OEM BOV was silconed on, in the end when re-installing the OEM BOV. one of the bolts would refuse to tighten..

so instead of trying to fix it, I left it until I can get a good deal on a stock TMIC..

finally found one, and now want to try my best to prevent the threads from stripping on this used intercooler I bought...

what are some tips too preventing or minimize a striped thread from happening again

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Old 09-29-2009, 03:08 PM   #2
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You can buy a thread chaser kit. I happened to buy a kit at sears when I could not find an m12 1.25 tap in my numerous tools. The chaser is specifically made for existing threads and cleans them up really nicely. Run it through any threaded hole before you start.

Also, don't overtorque. That'll potentially start a strip.
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Old 09-29-2009, 03:10 PM   #3
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Liquid wrench or PB Blaster to help prevent snapping/rounding off bolts or nuts.
And hand thread the bolts/nuts first, making sure it's threading properly before using a wrench. And USE A TORQUE WRENCH for proper torque spec.
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Old 09-29-2009, 03:12 PM   #4
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luck and take your time
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Old 09-29-2009, 03:13 PM   #5
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Thread chaser is good. Setting the bolt by hand is good. Using a cutting fluid is good. I use rapid tap brand, but nearly any will work. Mostly, exercise some caution and care.
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