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Old 06-08-2010, 09:10 AM   #67
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Originally Posted by Jon_SVT View Post
Question to anyone out there:

we got pretty much everything in, new timing belt, new water pump, pulleys, tensioners etc but we made a boo-boo.... stripped the hole where the water pump screws go into the block. The hole is F'd but the screw is fine...... any suggestions on what our options are?

I was thinking of unbuttoning all 3 motor mounts, undoing exhaust manifold somewhere then hoisting the engine up high enough to get a straight drill bit into it to insert some helicoils. Suggestions please!! you can only imagine howmuch I'm freakin out over here when the water pump won't bolt in tight
I would have said helicoils too matey!
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