12-31-06, 10:04 AM
Has anyone had to ever install the bigserts (oversize) to repair where the old sert didnt work proper? Would you be able to do all 20 to the bigger size? or would it be to riskey of a repair. Just put new serts in and went to torque the heads and a few of the serts came out.couldn't figure out why.Was able to retap and put new ones in,one hole is still stripped though,sert wouldnt stay in.After further inspection of everything I found that the driver I was using was worn out.It wasn't screwing the serts all the way into the holes first.The driver was running through the sert first,and not expanding it to the tapped hole.So it was not locking into place like it should.So I can't trust the ones that are in there now.Is there a way to remove the serts I put in? and can big serts be used on all 20?or is the block scrap? Just bought the car,very clean simple head gasket job and sert repair,went sideways.If block is no good I need a 98 or 99 block.Have a 2001 but the crank sensors are different.Unless someone knows how to make the old sensors work in the block.So if anyone one knows of someone who has please contact me.I dont want to spend 2 to 3 grand on a reman motor.Thanks and happy new year to everyone!!