anyone ever run w/o a headstud? top very back one on pass. side stripped the block while doin my hot retorque, last one i didointlaugh:. i have fire rings and h11's torqued to 135.
:whs: Since it has done it to two holes on your motor, might want to helicoil all the holes on that head. If you wait, you might have to do this work on the side of the highway. Do it now, and you do it at the house. Bathroom is a lot closer.Yank the motor, pull the head, heli coil and try again.
The drill bit and helicoil tap are larger than the stud - I bet it doesn't fit down the clearance hole in the head for the stud......plus you'll have to get all the shavings and chips out of the hole, put loctite on the helicoil, break the tang off after its installed, etc....goin to try doin it w/o pullin the head. got a machinist thats going to extend the bit, tool, and tap for the heli coil so itll reach through the head. anyone know the length of a stud? so i know about how long to make the stuff?