Fw: [V8] Helicoil application?
dekkere at fuse.net
Tue Feb 8 12:10:39 EST 2005
Afterthought: Seems a used pump from a parts car would be a better bet than
the helicoil. The ps pumps last a long time as compared with tranies and
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ed Dekker" <dekkere at fuse.net>
To: <V8 at audifans.com>
Cc: <QuickAudi at aol.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2005 12:14 AM
Subject: Re: [V8] Helicoil application?
> ----- Original Message -----
>>" The threads for the pressure line for the power steering pump >have
>>stripped, and I was wondering if a helicoil would hold
>>up to the pressure of the system. It is a pressure line, not a >return
>>line. I figure I'll also Loctite it with the permanent stuff. Oh yeah,
>>retapping won't work."
> Sorry I messed up the firstst e-mail.
> I blew my ps pump in '89 while in St. Louis. It is extra high
> pressure, more like aircraft than typical automotive. At 900 psi or
> thereabouts. And the new pump was big bucks I'm dubious about the
> helicoil and Locktite approach. If you do it, try to get all oil residue
> from the repair area to give the Loctite good grip. I'd like to hear
> Keith's, Steve's or other opinions.
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