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Northstar Engines and System Technical Discussion Discussion, finding an alternative to timeserts in Cadillac Engine Discussion; my Visa is currently maxed out and now i'm finding how badly i need to get a Timesert kit. i ...
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    chance_b is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    finding an alternative to timeserts

    my Visa is currently maxed out and now i'm finding how badly i need to get a Timesert kit. i live in Canada, and i'm guessing it's gonna cost me around $500 - $600 Canadian to buy this kit. now, i'll find a way to get it if i have to, but i was just wondering if there are any alternatives. i know that helicoils don't work.

    my dad pointed me towards this site, as his company has an account with them. i get the feeling their threaded inserts only work with steel wall or sheet, but take a look anyway.

    when you get there, go to the online "animation library", then click the threaded inserts link. check out the animations of their inserts in action. just wondering what you guys think.

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    JimD is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
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    Re: finding an alternative to timeserts

    There is no "less expensive - long term reliable" alternative for the Timesert pieces when dealing with Northstar head bolts. You might catch a resale on eBay and save about 1/2 the retail price.

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    dkozloski is offline Cadillac Owners 10000+ Posts
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    Re: finding an alternative to timeserts

    One of the guys on the forum with a kit might be willing to rent or loan it to you if you ask sweetly enough.

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