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Northstar Engines and System Technical Discussion Discussion, strip thread in block in Cadillac Engine Discussion; when i installed the belt tensioner, i stripped the thread in the block of N* what is the best or ...
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    strip thread in block

    when i installed the belt tensioner, i stripped the thread in the block of N*

    what is the best or easiest way to fix

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    Re: strip thread in block

    I would think you could use a Helicoil on something like that.

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    Re: strip thread in block

    A Helicoil would be OK there, but you'll need to go at it from inside the fenderwell. Move anything necessary in the engine comartment, put the front end on jackstands, and remove the wheel/tire and fenderwell liner.

    I believe your engine uses metric threads, so check first........

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