Spring Plate Bolt fixing

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Spring Plate Bolt fixing

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I've got a spring plate bolt which doesn't tighten anymore and one which I think is on the way out as well.
Does anyone know where I can get this fixed by a company near(ish) to Oxford, or anywhere really, who uses timesert instead of helicoil?

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If you bring the bus down to me, I can do the Timesert repair.
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Jim, are you able to do that on the vehicle, without dissasembling the axle, or do you have to pull it all apart?

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On the vehicle, but have to undo the spring plate bolts and move it out of the way.
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vwJim wrote:
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:25 am
If you bring the bus down to me, I can go the Timesert repair.
So that was your ploy all along ;-)

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Is the spring plate bolt to install the reduction boxes the same as the bolt for the spring plate cover; M12x1.5x25mm?
Where can I get the correct spring plate bolts from?

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Namrick sell all sorts of nuts, bolts, washers etc. I got my new bolts for the spring plate covers from them.

I'm using the helicoil thread repair on some of the spring plate threads that were stripped and had been replaced with through bolts and nuts!

Can anyone advise on whether helicoil are as strong as timesert inserts?

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rustysplit wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:46 pm
Namrick sell all sorts of nuts, bolts, washers etc. I got my new bolts for the spring plate covers from them.

I'm using the helicoil thread repair on some of the spring plate threads that were stripped and had been replaced with through bolts and nuts!

Can anyone advise on whether helicoil are as strong as timesert inserts?
Definitely nowhere near as strong as timeserts. I doubt whether helicoils in the casting would take the 70 ft lbs torque.
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Thanks for that. I will have to buy a Time Sert kit as vehicle not drivable.

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Rustysplit, where are you based?
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BJ1 wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:56 pm
rustysplit wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:46 pm
Namrick sell all sorts of nuts, bolts, washers etc. I got my new bolts for the spring plate covers from them.

I'm using the helicoil thread repair on some of the spring plate threads that were stripped and had been replaced with through bolts and nuts!

Can anyone advise on whether helicoil are as strong as timesert inserts?
Definitely nowhere near as strong as timeserts. I doubt whether helicoils in the casting would take the 70 ft lbs torque.
Yep they hold up to 7oft pounds of torque alright but time will tell if they last
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Dougal, I'm in Tunbridge Wells.

I've been looking at the Time Sert kits and for a M10 x 1.5 kit I can't see the size of the drill that is used. I'm worried that it may be smaller than the one I used for the helicoils.

Anyone know?

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What do you think about welding up the bolt holes and the re-tapping with M10 x 1.5 tap? Is that doable and safe?

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rustysplit wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:35 pm
What do you think about welding up the bolt holes and the re-tapping with M10 x 1.5 tap? Is that doable and safe?
Not sure but why not go the timesert way? Is it to save money? Maybe someone else can advise.

I thought the spring plate to reduction box bolts were M12?

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I think I'm talking at cross purposes. I'm taking about the bolts that hold the spring plate covers on; they are M10 x 1.5.
Looked it up and they apparently need to be torqued to 25 ft/lbs.

Are helicoils OK for this or should I go for the Timeserts? Helicoils already fitted and Timesert would be an extra £120 for the kit and and as I have already drilled the holes for the helicoils I'm not sure whether the holes can be drilled again to the correct size for timeserts.

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