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Old 19-02-2018   #16
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Re: Evil whine from front end.

Well the car was picked up this afternoon by Meridien Milano. They are going to inspect it and report back.
They did mention that they could heli coil the head with a specialist, I didn't think you could do that?
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Re: Evil whine from front end.

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Well the car was picked up this afternoon by Meridien Milano. They are going to inspect it and report back.
They did mention that they could heli coil the head with a specialist, I didn't think you could do that?
That's the thread inserts I mentioned in an earlier post. Needs a lot of care, but if faced with replacing the engine, I think they'll take that care.
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Re: Evil whine from front end.

Most people refer to any type of thread insert as a Heli-coil, but Heli-coil is a trademark of a company that makes and supplies a flexible stainless steel wire inserts that get screwed into a slightly larger, tapped hole,

I wouldn't think any wire insert would be up to the job, though there are many other types of inserts that would.

A solid wall insert like an E-Z Lok, properly fitted would more than like exceed the original thread that's just cut in to cast alloy.
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Re: Evil whine from front end.

Quote Originally Posted by portland_bill View Post
Needs a lot of care, but if faced with replacing the engine, I think they'll take that care.
If it's the top mount threads that have stripped (the only mount that needs removing to do a belt change), then surely a new cylinder head would sort it?
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Update on this, garage accepted full responsibility.
Heli/hela coiled the threads back in with a specialist. Lots of apologies.

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