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Stripped threads in tank inserts

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Ok. Let me have it. I stripped the threads for the shroud bolt on the tank insert.To make things worse while drilling the hole out to put in a heli coil I used the wrong size drill bit. I would like to use the same 6mm size bolt. Can i fill the hole with JB weld drill it out again with the proper size bit and insert another heli coil? Will JB Weld be strong enough once tapped to hold the coil securely? Any suggestions? not too much sarcasm please, I feel dumb enough already.

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I would try jb weld. why not. just tap it and put the bolt back in. if you strip that. then re do it or buy an insert if you can. Good luc

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Timeserts use a bigger hole and are generally better than helicoils. Find one and fix it right.

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