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billybob990
08-20-2013, 09:52 PM
Has any one here used them? Do they work? My caliper bolt fell out the other day and I tried putting an oversized bolt kit in it and they aren't big enough... Will a heli coil work and be safe for this?

Army_Vet
08-20-2013, 09:57 PM
Has any one here used them? Do they work? My caliper bolt fell out the other day and I tried putting an oversized bolt kit in it and they aren't big enough... Will a heli coil work and be safe for this?

I've seen it used with good results and more times than not, poor results. Its hit or miss IMHO

billybob990
08-20-2013, 10:17 PM
Well ill find out lol I can't get a spindle through oreillys so heli coil is about my only option right now

Army_Vet
08-20-2013, 10:20 PM
Well ill find out lol I can't get a spindle through oreillys so heli coil is about my only option right now

Follow the instructions closely... watch a few youtube vids... and TAKE YOUR TIME

wayoflife
08-20-2013, 10:23 PM
As mentioned, if done right, they can work well.

Canvas JK
08-20-2013, 10:24 PM
Be sure your area is clean and free from any oily residue. Use loc-tite when inserting the heli coil. give the loc-tite time to set up. last but not least do not over torque the bolt.

I have used them several times when performing maintenance on helicopters.

If installed correctly they will last longer thand threads.

R/
Will

billybob990
08-21-2013, 12:11 AM
They worked great! I had to end up installing them on both bolts. It was easy too, and they tightened good.

Canvas JK
08-21-2013, 12:16 AM
Glad they worked out for you.

billybob990
08-21-2013, 12:18 AM
Thanks. I guess it had been wore out for a while because it was completely gone i bought new bolts and the coils. My brakes feel a bit better now since its not pulling to the left and not make that Damn rattling haha

Linebacker
08-21-2013, 02:42 PM
I've used them many times on aluminum and steel and the only trouble I had was when I messed up the install. There's one on the exhaust mount of my Harley that has endured nearly twenty years of bad vibes. No worries! Good luck!!:thumb: