: Time-Serts for 96 N* Eldorado



eldorado7
04-30-05, 11:28 PM
I've read a few threads about time-serts....what are they and are they necessary for replacing head gaskets?

zonie77
05-01-05, 01:25 AM
Read the head gasket thread in the tech section. There is a link to an article on doing the timeserts.

Ranger
05-01-05, 11:25 AM
Timeserts http://www.timesert.com/ are a thread repair similar to helicoils but beefier and disigned specifically for the Northstar application. Once the heads are removed it is recommended that you do all 20 holes or it is likely that you'll pull the threads either on installation or 10K-20K down the road.

eldorado7
05-01-05, 12:09 PM
thanks for the info...I will check the web site out....